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Karnataka says sample of South Africa returnee 'different from Delta', no Omicron in India yet

DNA Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar has said the sample of one of the two recent South Africa returnees appears different from the Delta variant.
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