India announces isolation of “British” strain of coronavirus

Indian doctors said that they were the first in the world to isolate and isolate the “British” strain of coronavirus reports RIA Novosti citing the Indian Medical Research Council.

Samples of the coronavirus were collected and studied at the National Institute of Virology of India. “Not a single country has yet reported on the successful isolation of the British variant of SARS-CoV-2,” it said. Scientists can now try to adapt the available vaccines for this type of coronavirus.

A dangerous mutation of the coronavirus was first discovered in the UK in September. The Prime Minister of the country Boris Johnson said that the new strain could be 70 percent more contagious. Currently, a new type of coronavirus has been detected in 18 countries, including China a >.

More than 50 countries have closed flights with Britain. In the country, due to the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus against the background of the emergence of a new strain there was a critical situation.