Russia studies first case of mutated UK coronavirus variant

    A brand new, extra infectious variant of Covid-19, which was found in Britain in mid-December, has reached Russia, the nation’s wellbeing and consumer-rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, mentioned.

</p><div><p>The mutated pressure was discovered within the samples taken from a Russian man who had not too long ago returned from a visit to the UK, Rospotrebnadzor’s head Anna Popova advised the Rossiya 1 channel on Sunday.

The brand new Covid-19 variant has led in current weeks to a spike in instances in Britain, notably in London, and has resulted in lots of international locations banning all vacationers from the UK. Nevertheless, the measures didn’t stop the unfold of the pressure, with instances having been detected throughout Europe, within the US, Asia, and elsewhere.

The UK variant is believed to be as much as 70 % extra contagious than the unique coronavirus, though there’s at the moment no proof of it being deadlier or inflicting harsher signs.


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