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Israel confirms first cases of Brazilian, Chile variant

The Health Ministry says it has detected the first two cases of the Brazilian coronavirus strain among travelers entering Israel from abroad.

A vaccinated man and a baby were found to be carrying the variant.

The ministry also detects the first case of the Chile strain among a vaccinated adult who entered Israel.

It does not specify if the carriers were symptomatic.

It also says another 19 travelers have been diagnosed with the Indian strain of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases of the variant to 60.

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