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New Covid-19 Variant Emerges in Southern Africa


What Happened:

  • On Friday, several nations stopped air traffic from Southern Africa as a new Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the region.

  • The European and Asian markets fell as investors reacted to the news of the new variant.

  • Said German Health Minister Jens Spahn, "The last thing we need is to bring in a new variant that will cause even more problems." The 27-nation European Union is already amidst a surge in Covid-19 cases.

  • Although research of the variant is still lacking, British Health Secretary Sajid Javid said "Early indications show this variant may be more transmissible than the delta variant and current vaccines may be less effective against it."


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