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12:29 PM, December 20, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:34 PM, December 20, 2020

WHO says in close contact with UK officials on new Covid-19 virus variant

The World Health Organization said on Saturday it was in close contact with UK officials over a new Covid-19 virus variant.

"They'll (UK officials) continue to share info & results of their analysis & ongoing studies. We'll update Member States & public as we learn more about the characteristics of this virus variant & any implications", WHO said in a tweet bit.ly/34rB10s.

A new strain of coronavirus identified in the United Kingdom is up to 70% more infectious but it is not thought to be more deadly and vaccines should still be effective, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and scientists said on Saturday.

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