No need to panic over new Covid-19 variant C.1.2

Genomic surveillance experts from the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) and the Kwa-Zulu Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) have released a preprint paper on the discovery of C.1.2, a new variant of SARS-Cov-2, commonly known as Covid-19.

The findings of the research are yet to be peer-reviewed, but according to the researchers the new sequences of the virus were found to have mutated “substantially” and were unexpected.

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Marcia Zali
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