WHO Calls Special Meeting to Discuss New Covid Variant Found in South Africa With ‘A Large Number of Mutations’

A new variant of the coronavirus had been found in South Africa that had a lot of mutations too. The World Health Organization is thinking along the lines that this variant might be a threat to the people. So they have called an emergency meeting to discuss the new variant and think about the possible solutions for the problem and the preparations for it. Well, this was to be expected, and we are glad that they are already on the move and like they did not wait until the harm was already done to do something.

The variant of the coronavirus had been given a particular name, and it is called B.1.1.529. This variant of the coronavirus has been detected in South Africa in small numbers. This might be something of a problem in the future, and thus, the World Health Organization had taken this among themselves to see that they are ready and prepared for it if it turns out to be the case.

WHO Calls Special Meeting to Discuss New Covid Variant Found in South Africa With 'A Large Number of Mutations'

We are afraid that this is not some good news that you might have been expecting. The World Health Organization has been monitoring new variants worldwide. It seems that the number of coronavirus infection cases is again on the rise because of the upcoming holiday season, where people tend to go out more and more to prepare for the celebration. It is indeed a major concern, and the United Kingdom seems to be a hot spot for the disease right now.

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“We don’t know very much about this yet. What we do know is that this variant has a large number of mutations. And the concern is that when you have so many mutations, it can have an impact on how the virus behaves,” said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove in a statement. She is the WHO’s technical lead on Covid 19.

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