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World Coronavirus Dispatch: Will people keep cleaning even after Covid?

South Africa limits sale of alcohol, half of Singapore's migrants living in dorms had Covid, Italy to set up 1,500 temporary structures for vaccine delivery and other pandemic news around the globe

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Akash Podishetty Hyderabad
UK sees threat from new Covid variant

British authorities have found a new variant of coronavirus, a potential risk to the mass vaccination drive that began last week. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has been alerted about the same. Though it is unclear, whether the new variant can cause severe disease or is responsible for the recent surge in infections, mutations in virus will likely threaten the efforts to end the pandemic. Experts say it would take several weeks to know about the nature of the mutation, and whether the variant affects those even with a past infection and vaccinated people.

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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 1:24 PM IST

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