French newspaper Le Telegramme reports that 24 people have been infected with the new type of SARS-CoV-2.
In France, a new type of coronavirus has been detected in a school in the northwestern administrative region of Brittany, the Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. “I don’t want to scare people. So far we only have a few cases” – commented the professor. Cyril Cohen.
French newspaper Le Telegramme reports that 24 people have been infected with the new type of SARS-CoV-2 known as B.1.X or B.1.640. Last month, when an infection with the new strain was diagnosed at a school, the authorities were forced to close half of the classrooms, the report said.
The French regional health agency said that no case of a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been recorded since October 26, but the foundation says it is still monitoring the situation.
The GB newspaper reports that a small number of infections with the new strain have also been reported in the UK, Switzerland and Italy, but Delta infections are still prevalent.
“This variant shows that if you leave part of the world’s population without access to vaccines (against Covid-19), the virus will continue to multiply and create new variants” – commented the professor. Cyril Cohen of Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv.
“I don’t want to scare people. So far we only have a few cases of B.1.640, where it may expire and maybe in a few months we will all forget about this alternative” – concluded the professor.
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