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4 detected with South African variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India, one with Brazil strain

The Hindu | 16/02/2021 11:13 PM | Click to read full article

Four people were detected with the South Africa variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India in January, while one tested positive for the Brazil variant strain in the first week of February, the Centre said on Tuesday.

In India, the South Africa strain has been detected in four returnees — one from Angola, one from Tanzania and two from South Africa in January, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said.