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New Covid strain ‘not out of control, can be stopped’: WHO

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The new coronavirus variant discovered in Britain with a higher transmission rate is not yet out of control, the World Health Organization said on Monday, urging measures to help stop its spread.

“In some senses it means we have to work harder. Even if the virus has become a little bit more efficient in spreading, the virus can be stopped,” WHO’s emergencies chief Michael Ryan said in a press conference.

“So this situation is not in that sense out of control. But it cannot be left to its own devices.”

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