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Bharath Manjesh New Delhi
New Covid-19 strain may be in India already, warn experts

Experts warn that a fast-spreading mutated Coronavirus strain detected in the UK may have already arrived on Indian shores.

The experts called for increased whole genome-sequencing-based surveillance to detect the new mutation and prevent any further spread, the writer of the article says citing experts.

The new strain, called "VUI–202012/01" is thought to be 70% more infectious than the original Coronavirus that went on to ravage the global economy. The new variant accounted for about 60% of all cases in London by mid-December. Scientists are still hard at work figuring out the effects,

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First Published: Dec 24 2020 | 2:54 PM IST

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