Vietnam detects new hybrid of two COVID variants

Source Al Jazeera

Vietnam’s health minister says new strain combines variants first identified in UK and India, and lab tests suggest hybrid may spread more easily than other versions of the virus.

Authorities in Vietnam have detected a new coronavirus variant that is a hybrid of strains found in India and the United Kingdom, an official said.

Nguyen Thanh Long, the Vietnamese health minister, told a government meeting on Saturday that scientists found the new variant after examining the genetic makeup of the virus that had infected some recent patients.

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