Chile Warns of Very Rare New Strain of Coronavirus

Local experts claim that there may be a mutation of the virus plaguing the southern region of Magallanes.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The second wave strain affecting the southern Chilean region of Magallanes would be a "very rare in the world" variant of the coronavirus, according to local experts.

Marcelo Navarrete, the researcher in charge of the study of a possible mutation of the virus in the area, stated: "What is happening in Magallanes is a very high level of contagion, it is as if in the Metropolitan region we had eight or ten thousand cases," said the Undersecretary of Healthcare Networks, Arturo Zuñiga.

A few days ago, the health authorities raised the possibility that the virus . . .

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