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WHO calls in experts to assess new Covid-19 variant

The World Health Organization says that nearly 100 sequences of the Covid-19 variant, which was identified in South Africa, have been discovered.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has discovered nearly 100 sequences of the Covid-19 variant going under the name B.1.1.529, which was discovered in South Africa.

"WHO is convening a meeting (...) to better understand the timeline for studies that are under way and to determine if this variant should be designated as a variant of interest or variant of concern," the WHO spokesperson Christian Lindmeier says.

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