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China CDC deposits, shares COVID-19 variant

19 Jan 2021, 20:55 GMT+10

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BEIJING, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has deposited a new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa and shared the strain information with research institutes and sci-tech resource sharing platforms in the country.

The COVID-19 variant strain, named "501Y.V2," was isolated by the Guangdong provincial CDC and deposited in the National Pathogen Resource Collection Center, according to the China CDC.

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