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What is South African variant of Covid-19?

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By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |

Updated: February 20, 2021 9:22:23 am


The strain of Covid-19 detected in South Africa (501Y.V2) is more transmissible

A mutation of the Covid-19 virus was discovered in South Africa and announced in December 2020. Similar to the UK mutation that India has been dealing with this year, the South African strain (501Y.V2) is more transmissible. However, it also affects the younger population more.

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