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All individuals who tested positive and their contacts have been traced and advised to isolate, and the variant was designated a variant under investigation (VUI) on February 24, PHE said on Thursday.
The variant is understood to have originated in the UK, and it contains the E484K mutation, which is also found in two existing VUIs present in the UK, but does not feature the N501Y mutation, present in all variants of concern (VOCs).
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Surge testing will be deployed in targeted areas of north-west London and north-east England where the South African variant of coronavirus has been found, PA Media reports. PA says:
The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said on Thursday that additional testing and genomic sequencing will be rolled out in the north Wembley area of Brent in the capital and the TS19 postcode area in Stockton-on-Tees, in County Durham, as part of efforts to suppress the spread of the variant.