UK COVID-19 variant could 'sweep world', says scientist

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UK COVID-19 variant could 'sweep world', says scientist

timestampFeb 11, 2021 authorAlShorts Web Desk

A COVID-19 variant that first emerged in Kent, UK, is likely to "sweep the world” and become the most dominant global strain, the chief of UK's genetic surveillance programme has warned. The variant was detected in September last year and has already spread to over 50 countries. Experts have said it may be up to 70% more infectious and about 30% more lethal than other variants.

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