11/26/2021, 8:32 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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South African variant 'most significant' yet - UK's Shapps

The newly discovered coronavirus strain is considered "the most significant" so far in terms of its potential to render vaccines less effective, United Kingdom Transport Secretary Grant Shapps (pictured) noted on Friday.

"As scientists have described, [the so-called "Nu strain" is] the most significant variant they've encountered to date in their research," Shapps said in an interview with Sky News.

Apart from South Africa, where the strain was initially uncovered, infections with the new variant have so far been confirmed in Botswana, Israel, and Hong Kong.

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