As cases of COVID-19 worldwide are waning down and more so are the disease's deadly effects, scientists worldwide are beginning to harbor new concerns over the appearance and spread of the so-called recombinant lineages of the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant.
A new COVID-19 strain which is less likely to cause noticeable symptoms has been reported to be spreading throughout the United Kingdom. The AY.4.2 variant is believed to account for around 12% of the cases nationwide, in addition to being 15% more infectious than other strains known up to Nov. 5.
The European Union has started using unanimously the so-called “vaccine passport” as a travel document that allows holders to cross through borders within the bloc.
World Health Organization (WHO) officials have urged even fully vaccinated people to continue wearing masks and to keep taking other measures to prevent infection.
Brazilian scientists Wednesday claimed to have found a new variant of the SARS-Cov-2 virus in Rio de Janeiro, which they named P5 but is yet to be recognized worldwide.
Argentine health authorities Monday reported having detected the presence of the South African and Indian strains of the coronavirus in travelers who have arrived into the country over the past few days.
A new variant of the Brazilian coronavirus has been identified this week, according to Rio de Janeiro health authorities.
France's government has banned all flights to/from Brazil effective following the increase of covid-19 cases of the Manaus strain detected in the European nation.
Coronavirus experts in Brazil Wednesday admitted a new variant of the coronavirus' Manaus version had been identified, as concern about a worsening situation mounted.
Argentina's Science Ministry Monday confirmed community circulation of the Manaus strain in the country had been established. The new variant is said to be more contagious and others also dare suggest it is even more lethal. Of the various Sars-CoV-2 strains known to science, only the South African one remains to be spotted in the country.