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Israel Detects Case Of New Covid Variant First Found In South Africa.

Israel Detects Case Of New Covid Variant First Found In South Africa

Israel said there are two more cases of people returning from abroad placed in quarantine. (File)

Jerusalem:

Israel has identified a case of a Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations first detected in South Africa, the health ministry said Friday.

"The variant discovered in southern African states has been identified in Israel," the health ministry said, adding it was recorded "in a person who returned from Malawi," with "two more cases of people returning from abroad" placed in quarantine.

It comes one day after scientists in South Africa said they had detected a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations, blaming it for a surge in infection numbers.

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