The mutated virus found in South Africa is between 20 and 200 percent infectious

The novel coronavirus mutant found in South Africa was 20% to 200% more infectious than the original novel coronavirus, according to the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform and the African Institute for Health Research.
The study also found that antibodies produced by infection with the original virus were much less effective against the mutated strain.
This means that some people who have had Covid-19 have an increased risk of re-infection.
The researchers say they have seen multiple samples of reinfection.
In December, a novel coronavirus mutant, known as 501Y.v2, was discovered in South Africa.
A number of countries subsequently announced travel restrictions against South Africa.

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