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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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New Strain of Corona Virus in 8 European Countries

The World Health Organisation Director recently announced that a new strain of Corona Virus has been detected in eight European countries. The new strain is spreading rapidly among the younger groups unlike the previous strain. New COVID-19 mutants Recently, this mutant was first discovered in UK. According to experts, this mutant transmitted at faster rates ..

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Why did Indian Market suffer the worst one-day fall in seven months?

The SENSEX crashed 1,406.73 points and NIFTY crashed 432.15 points recently. In terms of percentage, SENSEX crashed by 3% and NIFTY crashed by 3.14%. This was the biggest fall in seven months. This is being referred to as “Blood Bath in Dalal Street”. Dalal Street is the address of Bombay Stock Exchange. The main reason ..

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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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