Brazilian Variant Detected in Country

YERUSHALAYIM -

Two cases of the Brazilian variant of the coronavirus have been identified in Israel for the first time, the Health Ministry reported on Monday.

The cases involved a previously inoculated adult and a small child who returned to Israel from abroad.

In addition, the ministry said they had detected a case with a covid strain from Chile in an Israeli returning home.

Also on Monday, officials reported another 19 travelers have been diagnosed with the Indian strain of Covid-19, bringing the total number of cases of the variant to 60.