Brazilian Variant Detected in Country


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.

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