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A good understanding of the new variant will take "several weeks", estimates the WHO

2021-11-26T11:35:45.642Z

Experts from the organization are meeting on Friday to determine the classification of the variant B.1.1.529, which will be considered "worrying" or "to be continued".



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 WHO spokesperson said on Friday (November 26th). .

Read also Covid-19: B.1.1.529, this disturbing variant identified in South Africa

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 monitored

", explained Christian Lindmeier, during a regular press briefing by UN agencies.

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A new variant of Covid-19 with "high number of mutations" detected in South Africa

Source: lefigaro

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