New type of COVID-19 detected in Britain found in 22 European countries
- 07 January 2021
The new type of coronavirus infection COVID-19, which was originally detected in the UK, has already been detected in 22 European countries, said Hans Kluge, Regional Director for Europe at the World Health Organization (WHO), APA reports citing Tellerreport.
"Like all viruses, the COVID-19 virus has changed over time.
I understand the concern about the potential impact of the worrying variant of SARS CoV-2 (VOC).
22 countries of the WHO European Region have discovered this new option, ”TASS quotes him.
Kluge explained that despite the fact that this mutation of the coronavirus spreads faster, it does not lead to significant consequences for the disease.
In addition, this type of COVID-19 has already been registered among representatives of all age groups, so children cannot be attributed to a high-risk group.
Earlier it was reported that a new type of coronavirus from the UK was detected in 41 countries.
At the end of December, the head of the technical team of the WHO Emergency Diseases Unit, Maria Van Kerkhove, said that the mutation of COVID-19, which is a natural process, will continue.