South African coronavirus variant found in Ukraine – health minister

PUBLISHED: Thu, 01 Apr 2021 17:08:39 GMT

KYIV, April 1 (Reuters) – Ukraine has confirmed some cases of the novel coronavirus variant that was first discovered in South Africa, Ukrainian Health Minister Maksym Stepanov said on Thursday.

“In two of our regions the South African strain of coronavirus has been found,” he told a local TV channel. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; editing by Matthias Williams)

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