‘Well prepared’: Australian authorities monitoring new coronavirus variant

‘Well prepared’: Australian authorities monitoring new coronavirus variant

'We're well prepared, we are able to act quickly': Greg Hunt issues response over new coronavirus B.1.1.529 variant Australian authorities are closely monitoring a new coronavirus variant that has emerged in southern Africa, with Health Minister Greg Hunt saying the nation is "well prepared" and able to "act quickly". Health Minister Greg Hunt has assured Australians that authorities are well prepared to respond to the new coronavirus variant that has emerged in southern Africa. The B.1.1.529 variant was first detected in Botswana, before it quickly spread to South Africa and Hong Kong, with the World Health Organisation concerned there are "a large number of mutations". South Africa's National Institute for Communicable Diseases has revealed there are now 22 cases linked to the strain, adding the percentage testing positive was "increasing …
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