By The Canadian Press on January 8, 2021.
A new variant of COVID-19 that first surfaced in South Africa has been found in Alberta.
The province’s chief medical health officer made the announcement in a tweet.
While no one from the Public Health Agency of Canada was immediately available to comment, the case could be a first in Canada.
Officials had said as late as Tuesday that the new variant had yet to be detected in the country.
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