W.H.O. Says No Need for Alarm Over New Coronavirus Strain

Citing data from the UK, officials said they had no evidence that the variant made people sicker or was more deadly than existing strains of Covid-19, although it did seem to spread more easily.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) cautioned against major alarm over a new, highly infectious variant of the coronavirus that has emerged in Britain, saying this was a normal part of a pandemic’s evolution.

W.H.O. officials even put a positive light on the discovery of the new strains that prompted a slew of alarmed countries to impose travel restrictions on Britain and South Africa, saying new tools to track the virus were working.

"We have to find a balance. It’s very important to have transparency, it’s very important to tell . . .

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