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New Strain Of Coronavirus Found In UK Not Seen In India So Far: Govt

Mumbai: The new strain or mutation of coronavirus found in the UK has not been seen in India so far, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said during a briefing on Tuesday.

On the growing apprehension of people over the possibility of new coronavirus mutants coming to India, the Health Ministry said that there is no need to panic.

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“There is no reason to worry, there is no need to panic, like for now. We need to be vigilant,” said Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.

Addressing a press conference about the COVID-19 status in the country, the Ministry of Health stated that the new coronavirus variants do not affect the fatality rate of the case. Dr. Paul stated that the COVID-19 mutation is not affecting the severity of the disease.

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However, he said the coronavirus mutant in the United Kingdom has increased the transmissibility of the infection.

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