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UVRI to investigate low Covid-19 cases

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Virus Research Institute has started a study to investigate why the country and some of its neighbors are reporting low COVID-19 cases. The study is expected to last four years and will look at what contribution the different COVID-19 variants have played in the …

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Experts warn Africans to brace for more COVID-19 variants

  Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts have warned that Africa will continue seeing a cycle of new COVID-19 variants if more people are not vaccinated. Speaking at a transnational science café on Friday attended by journalists from East and Southern Africa, Dr. Lul Riek a Public Health …

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UK on high alert over new Delta variant

London, UK | Xinhua | The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) confirmed Friday that the Delta variant sub-lineage (Delta AY.4.2) was designated a Variant Under Investigation (VUI) on Oct. 20, 2021, and has been given the official name VUI-21OCT-01. The UKHSA said the designation was made on the basis that …

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