Volunteers hand out a Covid-19 home test kit to a resident wearing a clown mask in Woking, Britain on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Volunteers hand out a Covid-19 home test kit to a resident wearing a clown mask in Woking, Britain on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Volunteers hand out a Covid-19 home test kit to a resident wearing a clown mask in Woking, Britain on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters

British coronavirus variant develops new mutation linked to lower vaccine efficacy

  • 11 cases have emerged featuring the E484 mutation, the same change seen in the South African and Brazilian strains that have caused international concern
  • Scientists say these infections show how border controls are not sufficient to prevent new variants from appearing in Britain

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Volunteers hand out a Covid-19 home test kit to a resident wearing a clown mask in Woking, Britain on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters Volunteers hand out a Covid-19 home test kit to a resident wearing a clown mask in Woking, Britain on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
Volunteers hand out a Covid-19 home test kit to a resident wearing a clown mask in Woking, Britain on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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