Australia reports first case of coronavirus XE variant
The first case of infection with a variant of the XE coronavirus was recorded in Australia. This is reported in the report of the Ministry of Health of the State of New South Wales.
"This is the first XE sequence identified in Australia and this variant was found in a person who recently returned from overseas," the document says.
Earlier, the head of the scientific group for the development of new diagnostic methods based on sequencing technologies of the Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, Kamil Khafizov, said that a new variant of the XE coronavirus discovered in the UK is unlikely to have super-unique properties that can lead to new increases in the incidence.
Professor of the Department of Virology of the Faculty of Biology of Moscow State University Alexei Agranovsky, in an interview with Radio 1, spoke about the XE coronavirus strain.