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5 Sep
Experts in South Africa are testing a new coronavirus variant to determine if it poses a threat. Germany's infection rate has fallen for the first time since early July.
1 Sep
South African researchers are keeping a close eye on the infection rates of a new coronavirus variant, C.1.2. It is only present at low levels in the country, but its mutations are similar to hyper-transmissible strains such as Delta. Also, three months after the Nyiragongo volcanic eruption in DR Congo, thousands are still stranded in makeshift shelters, struggling to find enough food and clean drinking water.
19 Aug
New Zealanders say they are "gutted" by the announcement of the government of a snap lockdown. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed New Zealand is dealing with the highly transmissible Delta variant linked to the outbreak in Australia that authorities have so far been unable to contain.
23 May 2021
Researchers say more countries need to sequence the SARS-CoV-2 virus genome. It would help speed up spotting and tracking of new variants like the Central African B.1.620.
12 May 2021
The global body says the variant may be more contagious than the original form and perhaps resistant to vaccines. India has seen massive infection and death rates, though observers say actual numbers are far higher.
1 May 2021
The B.1.617 variant raised alarms after it was identified as a double mutant. But the fact that both mutations occur together does not necessarily mean that this variant is also twice as infectious or dangerous.
4 Apr 2021
Brazilian health officials have detected a new coronavirus variant in Sao Paulo state, as the country faces a dire health crisis.
31 Jan 2021
The director of Senegalese health-research body IRESSEF confirms that the country has recorded its first case of the more-contagious coronavirus strain that initially emerged in Britain. The British coronavirus variant likely emerged in southeastern England in September, according to Imperial College London. The World Health Organization says it has already spread to more than 60 countries worldwide.
13 Jan 2021
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25 Dec 2020
The pharmaceutical company has said its vaccine would likely be effective against the new highly contagious COVID-19 variant. Meanwhile, BioNTech-Pfizer has begun shipping its vaccine across Europe. DW has the latest.
23 Dec 2020
It is "highly likely" that BioNTech's coronavirus vaccine works against the variant detected in the UK, the company's CEO has said. If necessary, the German firm could also adapt the vaccine within six weeks.

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