Today, Thursday, Russian media reported the emergence of a new mutated strain of the emerging corona virus in Russia.
And the Russian Information Agency indicated that Russia recorded some cases of infection with a new mutated strain of the Corona virus, which is believed to be more contagious than the Delta mutant , which first appeared in India before spreading to many countries of the world.
The media agency quoted the chief researcher at the Consumer Protection Agency, a government body, as saying that the strain, which has been called “AY.2.4”, is likely to spread widely, according to Reuters.
It is worth noting that scientists in Australia discovered a new mutation of the originally mutated “Delta” virus, in the state of New South Wales, in the southeast of the country.
The researchers monitored a change in the genetic sequence of the virus Corona type “Delta” fast – spreading, in 8 patients at least, according to health authorities announced in the state.
NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said genome sequencing in 8 patients revealed a new variant of the highly contagious delta mutant, which has caused the closure of Sydney in the past 12 week