“Several weeks” to better understand the new variant

& laquo; Several weeks & raquo; to better understand the new variant

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It will take “several weeks” to understand the level of transmissibility and virulence of the new variant which was first detected in South Africa and named B.1.1.529, a spokesperson said. WHO on Friday.

Experts from the World Health Organization, responsible for monitoring developments in the Covid virus, are however already meeting today to determine whether the variant should be classified as “worrying” or “to be continued”, explained Christian Lindmeier, during a regular press briefing of the UN agencies.

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