The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today raised the risk of spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants to very high, as COVID-19 activity in the United Kingdom, where the B117 variant is dominant, keeps a tight hold despite the country’s third lockdown,

Meanwhile, nations in other parts of the world, including China, announced new steps to beat back the stubborn spread of the virus.

ECDC ups variant threat to ‘very high’

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