The new strain has sent London and other parts of the UK into lockdown. Photo: AP
The new strain has sent London and other parts of the UK into lockdown. Photo: AP

What we know so far about the new coronavirus strain found in Britain

  • The genetic mutation is probably more easily transmitted than earlier strains prompting a UK travel ban in dozens of countries
  • But so far there is no evidence to suggest it is more deadly and scientists are hopeful that vaccines will still work

The new strain has sent London and other parts of the UK into lockdown. Photo: AP
The new strain has sent London and other parts of the UK into lockdown. Photo: AP
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