New COVID-19 variant described as ‘worst one yet’ emerges in South Africa | ABC News

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South African scientists are investigating a new COVID variant, which is believed to be the most mutated version of the virus to date.
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The B.1.1.529 strain could be responsible for a surge of infections in Africa.
Twenty-two cases have so far been linked with infections in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong.
The UK government has temporarily cancelled flights from six African nations and placed them on its travel red list.

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