Close watch on new Covid-19 strain in UK

Close watch on new Covid-19 strain in UK

New Straits Times·2020-12-21 10:01

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry is monitoring the discovery of a new Covid-19 strain that is said to be responsible for the faster spread of the coronavirus in London and southeast of the United Kingdom.

Unconfirmed reports and early analysis suggest that the mutation in the coronavirus, known as N501Y, enables it to spread 70 per cent faster than earlier strains of the virus.

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