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New Covid Variant in South Africa

The UK announced six countries from South Africa will be added to the red list from Friday following concerns over the most heavily mutated version of the coronavirus. A top UK medical adviser said the new variant, B.1.1.529, is the “most worrying” so far after South African cases more than doubled over two weeks. Experts are looking into how quickly the variant may spread and its ability to possibly bypass vaccine protection. Find out the latest on the variant and what it means for travel.

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New Covid Variant in South Africa
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