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Mkhize calls for calm as new Covid variants are detected

4 cases were positive for the B.1.617.2 strain from India.

Mkhize calls for calm as new Covid variants are detected

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JOHANNESBURG.- Health minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has seeked to alleviate fears following the detection of two new Covid-19 variants.

B.1.1.7 strain

According to Mkhize, the country’s scientists have sequenced a coronavirus test from travellers and 11 cases came back positive for the B.1.1.7 strain that was first detected in the UK and 4 cases were positive for the B.1.617.2 strain from India.

He said that the 4 cases have been isolated and that they were detected in patients from Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, all of whom had a history of travelling from India.

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