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UK says Indian strain ‘variant of concern’ – The West Australian

UK health officials have labelled a coronavirus variant first found in India a “variant of concern” due to evidence it spreads more easily.

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British health officials have labelled a coronavirus variant first found in India a “variant of concern” due to evidence it spreads more easily, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying the situation needed careful handling.
Public Health England designated variant B.1.617.2, one of three variants identified in India that has spread to Britain, a variant of concern.
Surge testing was being carried out in areas where evidence indicates community spread.
Cases of the B.1.617.2 variant increased to…

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