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What do we know about the Indian coronavirus variant? – The Guardian

India will be added to the UK’s red list for travel, with fears over a new variant influencing the decision

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India has been put on the UKs red list for travel as it battles a devastating rise in infections and a new variant of coronavirus that has spread to other countries including the UK. What do we know about the new variant?
How was the variant discovered?
Scientists in India drew attention to the new variant as it gained ground in the western state of Maharashtra between December 2020 and March this year. On 24 March, the Indian health ministry reported that 15%-20% of coronavirus sequenced in the…

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