SARS-CoV-2 variant found at Tan Son Nhat airport appears for first time in Southeast Asia: Scientists

The SARS-CoV-2 variant found in patients at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City is A.23.1, which was first found in the African country of Rwanda in late October 2020, according to a report by the Hospital of Tropical Diseases on genetic analysis of the virus.

The scientists also confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 variant found in the patients at Tan Son Nhat International Airport is not the one found in the UK with high infection speed or the one detected in South Africa.

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