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WHO: UK Variant of COVID-19 in 41 countries

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the United Kingdom covid-19 variant has been detected in more than 41 countries. The VOC-202012/01 the was first detected in South Africa. This variant is 70% more transmissible than the other covid-19 mutants. Has VOC-202012/01 reached India? Yes. Around 38 people have been found infected with the mutant. It has ..

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UK’s new strain of coronavirus

India and several other countries have suspended their flights from United Kingdom due to the concerns about the new variant of COVID-19 that is spreading rapidly in the country. What are the concerns? A mutant of COVID-19 has been the reason of rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in East and South England. The new variety ..

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N501Y Mutation in Coronavirus

The recent infectious wave in the UK, prompting fresh lockdown measures, is associated with a mutant variant of the SARS CoV 2 called N501Y. According to the scientists, mutation of COVID-19 is neither unexpected nor a cause of panic. What is mutation? Mutation occurs due to changes in the genetic sequence of the virus, which ..

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