Tag: Variants

Why the COVID-19 variants are so dangerous and how to stop them spreading

With new, more infectious variants of COVID-19 detected around the world, and at New Zealand’s border, the risk of further level 3 or 4 lockdowns is increased if those viruses get into the community.

Why the COVID-19 variants are so dangerous and how to stop them spreading

Japan finds another coronavirus variant, Health Ministry says

A new coronavirus variant has been detected in four travellers from Brazil’s Amazonas state, Japan’s Health Ministry says, the latest new mutation of the virus discovered. Studies were now underway into the efficacy of vaccines against the new variant, which differs from highly infectious variants first found in Britain and South Africa that have driven a surge in cases.

Japan finds another coronavirus variant, Health Ministry says