UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is evidence the new variant detected in the UK is deadlier than the original. Photo: DPA UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is evidence the new variant detected in the UK is deadlier than the original. Photo: DPA
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is evidence the new variant detected in the UK is deadlier than the original. Photo: DPA

Coronavirus: new variant found in Britain might be more deadly than original, says Boris Johnson

  • The mutant variant may be 30 per cent more deadly than the original strain – or more, a UK government analysis found
  • The warning comes as Britain grapples with the highest death toll in Europe and battles to recover from its deepest recession in more than 300 years

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is evidence the new variant detected in the UK is deadlier than the original. Photo: DPA UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is evidence the new variant detected in the UK is deadlier than the original. Photo: DPA
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says there is evidence the new variant detected in the UK is deadlier than the original. Photo: DPA
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