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Singapore rebuts news report on 'Singapore Variant' of Covid-19

UPDATED 3.22PM | There is no “Singapore variant”, says the republic's Ministry of Health (MOH) in response to several news reports in India claiming a new variant in Singapore.

"The strain that is prevalent in many of the Covid-19 cases in recent weeks is the B.1.617.2 variant, which originated in India. Phylogenetic testing has shown this B.1.617.2 variant to be associated with several clusters in Singapore," said the ministry's spokesperson in a statement issued late last night...

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