No sign S.Africa’s COVID-19 variant more contagious than UK version -WHO

PUBLISHED: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:39:32 GMT

Jan 5 (Reuters) – There is no indication that the coronavirus variant identified in South Africa is more transmissible than the one spreading fast in Britain, the World Health Organization’s technical chief on COVID-19, Maria Van Kerkhove, said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Michael Shields, Emma Farge and John Revill Editing by Mark Heinrich)

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