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Coronavirus: South Africa strain ‘more of a problem’ than UK variant, says British health secretary

The new coronavirus strain that emerged in South Africa is even more problematic than a mutated form that prompted new lockdowns across much of Britain, health authorities said on Monday.“I’m incredibly worried about the South African variant,” UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on BBC radio on Monday, citing a conversation over the Christmas holiday with his counterpart in South Africa. “One of the reasons they know they’ve got a problem is because, like us, they have an excellent genomic…

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