Europe 1 with AFP 2:46 p.m., November 26, 2021

A case of the new variant of Covid-19, first detected in South Africa and absent from Europe so far, has been identified in Belgium, the country's Minister of Health said on Friday.

It is a person coming from abroad, unvaccinated, who tested positive on November 22, according to the details of the minister.

A case of the new variant of Covid-19, first detected in South Africa and absent from Europe so far, has been identified in Belgium, Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke said on Friday.

"We have a case that is now confirmed of this variant. It is about someone who came from abroad. Who tested positive on November 22. Who was not vaccinated," he said. declared, at a press conference.

The first detection of this new variant, potentially very contagious, was announced Thursday in South Africa.

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