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Good News for SA as New Covid Variant Slows Its Spread

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Following over a year of lockdown, and the devastation cased by Covid-19, South African scientists now say a new variant, with a concerning number of mutations, spread at a slower rate last month than in July.

The so-called C.1.2 variant accounted for just 1.5% of all virus samples sequenced in the country in August compared with 2.2% in July, according to the Network for Genomic Surveillance South Africa.

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