Britain to help other countries track down coronavirus variants

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Tue, 2021-01-26 00:01

LONDON: Britain will share its genomic sequencing capabilities with other countries to help quicker identify new variants of the coronavirus in places with less ability to do so, its health ministry said on Tuesday.
New variants of the coronavirus have alarmed scientists, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned the prospect of a “vaccine-busting” variant could mean that lockdown measures are needed for longer and new travel restrictions are introduced.

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