501.V2 Variant

501.V2 is the new variant of the SARS-CoV-2. It was identified in South Africa. This variant is the cause behind the second wave of infection in the country. This detection comes days after Britain announced that it had also found a new variant of the coronavirus. South Africa has recorded the highest number of coronavirus infection in Africa, with case count reaching 900,000 mark and over 20,000 related deaths.

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