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A video explainer on the new virus strain in Britain

December 23, 2020 03:50 pm | Updated 09:30 pm IST

A new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus  has been spreading rapidly in Britain. The strain is referred to by some experts as the B.1.1.7 lineage. They say it is not the first new variant of the pandemic virus. But it is said to be up to 70% more transmissible than the previously dominant strain.

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