| 11 December 2023, Monday |

UK reports first case of new COVID-19 virus variant

On Friday, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) reported that the first case of the COVID-19 variant BA.2.86 has been identified within the country in an individual who has not recently traveled.
On Thursday, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was tracking the new, highly mutated variant of the virus that causes COVID.
The variant has also been identified in Israel, Denmark and the United States.

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