New COVID-19 variant in South Africa ‘of concern at a global level’ — WHO

“Maria van Kerkove, an infectious disease epidemiologist and the WHO’s lead on COVID-19, told media on Monday, 10 May that ‘there is some available information to suggest increased transmissibility of the B.1.617. As such we are classifying this as a variant of concern at a global level.'”

via Mail & Guardian
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