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Covid-19 variant found in India might already be here in SA – NICD

The B.1.617 variant found in India has raised global concern after being reported in 17 countries

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Cape Town – The National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) says it cannot rule out the possibility that the B.1.617 variant first detected in India might already be in South Africa.
Acting director of NICD, Professor Adrian Puren, says when they look at all the other variants in circulation, it may well be inevitable that other variants will reach our shores because of travel.
It is possible that the B.1.617 variant first detected in India has reached our shores because of travel. It is…

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