Practitioner Anh watched a new SARS-CoV-2 virus with a picture 1Illustration. (Source: DW)

On February 2, the British expert warned another variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that was worrying, such as the one detected for the first time in the south of the country, while a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. British origin continues to spread in France and Nigeria.

Mr. Calum Semple, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group in the emergency situation“The most disturbing variant, which we call the E484K, is also spontaneous in many areas of the country similar to variant B.1.1.7, first discovered in Kent county,” said:

In fact, according to Semple variant Spontaneous E484K in the UK was mentioned in a professional report previously published by the British Public Health Agency, but not by many people outside the scientific community. The variant E484K, a mutation in the viral prickly protein, is similar to the variant discovered in South Africa and Brazil, which is of concern to the international community.

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In France, a leader of the country’s top hospital said the new variant of SARS-CoV-2 virus was first discovered in the UK now accounts for 20% of the cases in the Paris metropolitan area, and urged the government to deploy more restrictive measures to curb the disease.

Remi Salomon, the head of the medical committee of the Paris AP-HP hospital group, Remi Salomon, told radio station Franceinfo, showing that the number of new infections was 6-7. % on last January 7 and increase to 15-20% last week. Mr. Salomon reminded this variant had a stronger spread rate of 50-70% compared with the original virus variant, and said that the French Government needed to tighten measures to control the pandemic.

Last week, French President Emmanuel Macron decided not to impose a third national blockade, but to implement a tight border control and a night curfew.

In Nigeria, the National Centers for Disease Control (NCDC) said it had detected six new cases of infection with a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus originating in the UK over the weekend. According to the NCDC, the variation was detected in samples collected by scientists at the African Infectious Diseases Genome Analysis Center of a university in the state of Osun, southwestern Nigeria./.

(VNA / Vietnam +)