Government tracking new Brazilian variant 'very closely'

Published on March 1, 2021 - Duration: 01:25s

Government tracking new Brazilian variant 'very closely'

Dr Susan Hopkins, of Public Health England, said they were tracking “very closely” the new Brazilian P1 coronavirus variant following the discovery of six cases in the UK.“We are tracking it very closely because it shares some important mutations with the variants first identified in South Africa,” she told a Downing Street news briefing.

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