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First case of infection with new strain of coronavirus B.1.1.529 detected in Israel

First infected person identified in Israel a new strain coronavirus B.1.1.529.

How informs TASS, citing the country’s Ministry of Health, a new strain was found in an Israeli who returned from the South African state of Malawi.

“There are suspicions of two more cases in returnees from abroad who are currently awaiting test results in isolation,” the ministry said.

Earlier it was reported that a new variant of coronavirus B.1.1.529, which contains 32 mutations, may be more infectious and resistant to vaccines, was first identified in Botswana. Cases of infection with the new strain have already been identified in South Africa and Hong Kong.

On November 26, the World Health Organization plans to hold an emergency meeting in connection with the discovery of a new variant of COVID-19.

Head of the Scientific Group for the Development of New Methods for Diagnosing Human Diseases, Central Research Institute of Epidemiology, Rospotrebnadzor Kamil Khafizov stated that no cases of infection with the strain B.1.1.529 have been detected in the Russian Federation, but there is a possibility of its import into the country.

The expert said whether the Russians should be afraid of the new strain of the coronavirus “mu”

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