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Coronavirus: Hong Kong’s first locally detected mutated strain could be South African variant, top government adviser says

Hong Kong’s first locally detected mutated strain of the coronavirus could be the South African variant, a leading government adviser on the pandemic said on Tuesday, with authorities expected to reveal more details in the afternoon.Professor David Hui Shu-cheong, a Chinese University respiratory medicine expert, said preliminary findings indicated the infected resident – a 29-year-old engineer returning to the city from Dubai – was carrying both the N501Y and E484K mutations, a potential match…

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