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New coronavirus variant found in UK is not out of control yet: WHO

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WHO will convene a meeting of members to discuss strategies to counter a new, more infectious coronavirus strain that emerged in Britain

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The new coronavirus variant found in UK is not out of control yet, said the World Health Organization. "We have had a much higher (contamination rate) at different points in this pandemic and we've got it under control," WHO's emergencies chief Michael Ryan told a press conference.
 
"So this situation is not in that sense out of control. But it cannot be left to its own devices."
 
The World Health Organization (WHO) will convene a meeting of members to discuss strategies to counter a new, more infectious coronavirus strain that emerged in Britain, its European chief said on

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First Published: Dec 23 2020 | 2:04 AM IST

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