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Scientists in South Africa identify new COVID-19 variant

Scientists have discovered a new mutated version of coronavirus. The new variant has prompted some countries to quickly restrict travel from the region.

Host Scott Tong talks with Michaeleen Doucleff, NPR global health correspondent, who explains more.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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