WHO discusses new coronavirus strain circulating in U.K.
World Health Organization officials held a news briefing Monday to discuss mutations in theresponsible for new strains in both South Africa and the U.K.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said theis reported to be more infectious, but there’s no evidence it is more deadly. He said that containing transmission of the coronavirus is key — the more opportunity the virus has to spread, the more opportunity it has to mutate.
The new strain of the virus in the U.K. prompted dozens of countries in the European Union and around the world to close their borders to travelers from the country, and for U.K. officials to.