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Kenya records two cases of new South Africa coronavirus variant

Thursday January 21 2021
Covid-19 test.

A health worker collects a sample for Covid-19 testing from a resident of Kibera, Nairobi, on October 18, 2020. PHOTO | FILE | NMG

By DAILY NATION

Kenya has recorded two cases of the new coronavirus variant first seen in South Africa.

Patrick Amoth, the acting director general of health at the Ministry of Health, Wednesday that the asymptomatic patients have since left the country.

Scientists have said that the new coronavirus strain identified in South Africa appears to be more transmissible than earlier variants.

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