Answers to 9 crucial questions about the coronavirus variants spreading around the world
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Experts are urgently investigating three different coronavirus variants — first identified in the UK, South Africa, and Japan — that have caused explosive outbreaks and are spreading around the world.
UK healthcare services risk becoming overwhelmed within weeks as the number of new infections surges. Certain hospitals in London have already run out of oxygen, essential for keeping people with coronavirus alive.
Japan, meanwhile, has declared a state of emergency in Tokyo amid rising cases of the variant, which was brought into the country by travelers from Brazil, and the variant is spreading in Brazil too. South Africa tightened its lockdown restrictions on December 29 because of a variant causing cases to spike.
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