New strain of Coronavirus appears in UK
Doctors from Public health agency in England have announced the discovery of a new strain of Coronavirus in Britain.
“So far, 16 cases of b.1.621 mutation have been identified across the country,” Mirror quoted specialists as saying. Most of them are related to travel abroad.”
Doctors at the Public Health Agency (PHE) were now testing this new SARS-Covid-2 mutation to better understand the effect of the mutation on virus behavior.
Doctors do not yet know for sure whether the B.1.621 strain may reduce the effectiveness of vaccines.
To date, the mutated strain of the Delta virus, first discovered in India, is the most widespread in the world.