Coronavirus mutation no reason to panic: virologist

The new variant of COVID-19 found in the UK may spread quickly, but that doesn’t mean it’s more dangerous. The newly developed vaccines will still work, though they may need further adjustments down the line.

Following alarming reports of a highly contagious coronavirus mutation in the United Kingdom, mainland Europe has sealed itself off. According to British authorities, the new virus variant is up to 70% more contagious than the previously known form. It’s also spreading rapidly, especially in London and southeast England. As a result, exit and travel restrictions in the country have been significantly tightened.

However, so far there is very little reliable information available about the mutation. So far, it can only be assumed that the current spike in new infections in UK has something to do with the new variant.

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Source: DW News

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