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Bennett to meet with health officials on new AY4.2 variant

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett will meet with health officials to discuss the new mutation of the coronavirus’s Delta variant, known as AY4.2. The health minister, ministry director and other top officials will attend.

Ministry chief Nachman Ash told Kan Bet Radio earlier today that the strain appears to be slightly more contagious than the original Delta, but not significantly so.

Health Minister Director-General Nachman Ash attends a press conference about the coronavirus, in Jerusalem on August 29, 2021. (Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90)

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