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Next Africa: New Virus Strain Leaves South Africa Few Options

A disinfection campaign in Johannesburg.

A disinfection campaign in Johannesburg.

Photographer: Guillem Sartorio/Bloomberg

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A new variant of the coronavirus may be driving a second wave of infections in South Africa, and the government has few tools left to limit the damage.