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Omicron already taking over in South Africa as countries tighten borders

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Promit Mukherjee | Reuters  |  Johannesburg 



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The number of new cases reported in South Africa doubled from Tuesday to Wednesday

The heavily mutated variant of the is rapidly becoming dominant in South Africa, less than four weeks after being identified there, authorities said on Wednesday, as other countries tightened their borders against the new threat.

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First Published: Thu, December 02 2021. 01:20 IST

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