New virus strain detected in Brazil causes stricter restrictions for the region

In addition to the one known as "P1", an unknown variant was added in recent days, possibly an evolution of the Amazonian and South African variants. South America is on alert.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil discovered last week a new variant of coronavirus more contagious than the previous ones, which complicates, even more, the already complex epidemiological panorama in the country and its neighbors, whose governments have recently redoubled their restrictive measures with border closures and more confinements to mitigate the increase of cases.

The new variant could be an evolution of the Amazon variant combined with the South African variant. It was detected in the city of Rio de Janeiro.

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