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Authorities investigating new Covid-19 variant: WHO

There is no evidence the strain behaves differently to existing types of the virus

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) speaks during the inauguration of the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar (Gujarat) and National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (Rajasthan), via video conference in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)Premium
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) speaks during the inauguration of the Institute of Teaching and Research in Ayurveda, Jamnagar (Gujarat) and National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur (Rajasthan), via video conference in New Delhi on Friday. (ANI Photo)

GENEVA: The World Health Organization is aware of a new variant of COVID-19 that has emerged in Britain, but there is no evidence the strain behaves differently to existing types of the virus, it said on Monday.

"We are aware of this genetic variant reported in 1,000 individuals in England," the WHO's top emergencies expert Mike Ryan told a news briefing in Geneva. "Authorities are looking at its significance. We have seen many variants, this virus evolves and changes over time."

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Published: 14 Dec 2020, 10:43 PM IST
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