Sumary of Coronavirus digest: UK sounds alarm over mutated COVID variant:
- British Health Secretary Sajid Javid suggested it may impact the effectiveness of vaccines.
- “What we do know is there’s a significant number of mutations, perhaps double the number of mutations that we have seen in the Delta variant,” Health Secretary Sajid Javid told broadcasters.
- A World Health Organization working group will meet on Friday to assess the variant and possibly assign it a name from the Greek alphabet.
- Opting against a further lockdown or curfew, Health Minister Olivier Veran announced a reduction in the time gap between second and third shots from six to five months.