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Virologist: New strain of COVID can be dangerous for Russia

08:02, 21 December 2020
Virologist: New strain of COVID can be dangerous for Russia Photo: Sergey Lantyukhov/NEWS.ru

Russia should stop flights to the UK due to the spread of the COVID mutation, URA.RU reports.
 
The new strain is potentially dangerous for the country, said Professor of the Department of Virology at the Belozersky Institute of Moscow, Doctor of Biological Sciences Alexei Agranovsky.
 
The virologist also assured that the COVID-19 vaccines existing in the world will most likely cope with the new strain.
 
Earlier, British scientists identified a new mutation of SARS-CoV-2. They reported that it could spread faster than already known varieties of the virus. According to Government Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance, the new mutated virus is now the most common in London.