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Another New Coronavirus Variant Found in Japan

Another New Coronavirus Variant Found in Japan

   Tokyo, Jan. 10 (Jiji Press)--Another new variant of the novel coronavirus has been found in Japan, the health ministry said Sunday.
   The new mutant strain, which is partly similar to different variants reported in Britain and South Africa, was detected in four infected people who arrived in Japan from Brazil, the ministry said.
   With no information available on the transmissibility of the newly found variant and whether it could cause severe symptoms and is resistant to vaccines, the National Institute of Infectious Diseases and others are conducting detailed research on the virus strain.

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