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Brazil finds 1st case of S.Africa variant – The West Australian

The discovery of the South African coronavirus variant in Brazil has raised fears the country’s brutal COVID-19 wave has a long way to go yet.

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Brazil has recorded its first confirmed case of the highly contagious coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa, a fresh danger sign for a country already ravaged by the world’s worst daily death toll and scrambling to make space for burials.
Scientists warned on Wednesday that yet another new variant could be emerging in Brazil’s inland city of Belo Horizonte.
The Federal University of Minas Gerais said two samples taken in the city included a previously unseen set of 18 mutations, including…

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