Israel detects new Covid-19 variant discovered in South Africa

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The Israeli Ministry of Health identified this Friday (26) the presence of the new variant of Covid-19 discovered in South Africa.

According to the folder, a case was identified in a person who came from Malawi. In addition to this already confirmed case, there are suspicions of two more cases coming from abroad awaiting test results.

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The two suspicious people are serving isolation. The Ministry of Health informed that it continues to monitor the situation in the country regarding the new strain.

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The B.1.1.529 strain of the new coronavirus was first identified in Botswana, southern Africa, has worried scientists because it has many mutations that give the virus its advantages.

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The strain has also been found in South Africa and Hong Kong. So far, there are no records of the variant in Brazil.

The emergence of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2, the technical name of the new coronavirus, is a matter of concern among the global scientific community.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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