. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson calls emergency meeting over ‘new variant’ of Covid « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NBC – Britain’s PM Boris Johnson began emergency talks with his government ministers Saturday, after scientists said evidence suggests that the new Covid variant was spreading more rapidly.

The U.K. informed the World Health Organization that it has concluded the mutant strain could spread more quickly, the chief medical officer for England Professor Chris Whitty said in a statement on Saturday.

However, he insisted that there was “no current evidence to suggest the new strain causes a higher mortality rate or that it affects vaccines and treatments although urgent work is under way to confirm this.”

Learn more at NBC News.

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