An elderly patient receives a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Orange Farm, near Johannesburg, South Africa in June. Photo: AP
An elderly patient receives a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Orange Farm, near Johannesburg, South Africa in June. Photo: AP

South Africa detects new coronavirus variant with many mutations, prompting UK travel ban

  • The B.1.1.529 strain has at least 10 mutations, compared to two for Delta or three for Beta
  • The variant has also been detected in Botswana and Hong Kong among travellers from the country

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
An elderly patient receives a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Orange Farm, near Johannesburg, South Africa in June. Photo: AP
An elderly patient receives a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine at a clinic at Orange Farm, near Johannesburg, South Africa in June. Photo: AP
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