Thursday, October 21, 2021

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WHO monitoring new virus variant ‘Mu’

Mu, known scientifically as B.1.621, has been classified as a 'variant of interest'.

South Africa scientists monitoring new virus variant

C.1.2. caught scientists' attention because its mutation is almost twice as fast as observed in other global variants, although its frequency remains relatively low.

Double Covid jab seems to curb Delta variant, says EMA

The European Medicines Agency says the four vaccines approved in the European Union – Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson – seem to be protecting against all strains circulating in the continent.

Israel resumes indoor mask requirement amid virus spike

This comes after four days of more than 100 new cases a day.

Over 10,000 daily UK Covid cases for first time in 4 months

A government report has found that cases are 'rising exponentially' across England, driven by mostly unvaccinated age groups.

Kelantan’s spike in infections, deaths may be due to Beta variant, says state health director

Dr Zaini Hussin says it's possible that the majority of Covid-19 cases in Kelantan are of the Beta variant.

UK says Delta variant 60% more transmissible

The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in cases in the UK.

Vietnam discovers new hybrid virus variant

The new variant, which is said to spread quickly by air, is a combination of the Indian and British strains, health authorities say.

Indian Covid-19 variant found in at least 53 territories, says WHO

The WHO report says B.1.617 has shown increased transmissibility, while disease severity and risk of infection are under investigation.

Race to vaccinate in French city as rare variant detected

Labelled VOC 20I/484Q, the strain is related to the British variant of Covid-19, but with an additional mutation also carried by the South African and Brazilian variants.

Indian envoy summoned in ‘Singapore variant’ row

Singapore slams Delhi CM for making 'unfounded assertions' about a virus variant allegedly from the city-state.

Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries, all regions, says WHO

The B.1.617 variant of Covid-19 was first found in India in October.

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