A shocking surprise … the discovery of a new strain of Corona virus


An official authority in Russia announced the possibility of a new strain of the emerging corona virus (Covid 19) in Siberia.

“Asharq Al-Awsat” newspaper reported, according to the Russian news agency (Interfax). That the head of the Federal Service for the Supervision of Consumer Rights and Human Welfare Protection in Russia (Rus Putrepp Nadzor) Anna Popova said: “We see certain changes in (viral) protein.”

She added: “These alternatives that have been identified in Siberia make us assume that this region is witnessing its own variant (of the virus) with some mutations.”

Russia recorded the fifth highest number of Coronavirus cases in the world, with more than 1.9 million cases. The country has seen a significant increase in infections in recent months.

The day before yesterday, a two-week lockdown began in the “Buryatia” region of Siberia, in an effort to contain the outbreak of the Corona virus. And a senior provincial official warned that hospitals there are full.


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