New Covid-19 variants now in dozens of countries


Recently, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson last week also warned that fresh studies had indicated the new could be more deadly.

The sera from individuals vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine neutralised all the SARS-CoV-2 strains tested, showed the study.

"Our goal is to stay ahead of the virus", said Moeti adding that World Health Organization has partnered with African countries to boost their capacity to conduct genetic sequencing of new variants.

"Pfizer and BioNTech are encouraged by these early in vitro study findings and are now evaluating the full set of mutations in the spike protein of the South African variant", the two companies said, adding that the flexibility of BioNTech's proprietary mRNA vaccine platform is well suited to develop new vaccine variants if required. It is battling a highly infectious new mutation of the virus that has led to a surge in new infections.

The World Health Organization(WHO) said today that new United Kingdom coronavirus variant has spread to 70 countries which is ten more than a week ago.

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After reviewing Moderna data the independent experts said that that vaccine not be used on pregnant women unless they are health workers exposed to the virus or have medical conditions putting them at high risk.

Other African countries that have discovered the variant whose origin is Britain include Gambia and Nigeria, while research is ongoing to determine its severity on patients. That variant, called P.1, has raised similar concerns it could be more contagious or cause more severe disease.

It was the second consecutive week that new case numbers declined, after peaking in the first week of this month.

Amid a surge in cases in Germany, the government said it is considering nearly completely stopping flights into the country.

All regions saw new case numbers come down or remain flat.