Scientists warn of new Botswana variant of Covid with ‘horrific’ number of mutations
The Independent says A new Covid-19 variant has emerged that has an “incredibly high” number of mutations, scientists are warning.
It is feared that the B.1.1529, or Botswana variant – an off-shoot of the B.1.1 – could drive further transmission of the virus.
The first cases found were three in Botswana, followed by another six cases in South Africa, and one in Hong Kong involving a traveller returning from South Africa.
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