Covid variant discovered in travellers from Tanzania 'most mutated strain ever found'

A report submitted to the World Health Organisation and regional bodies shows the strain has 10 more mutations than found on any other version, according to Tulio de Oliveira, director of Krisp, a scientific institute.

The discovery by the institute that carries out genetic testing for 10 African nations found the new variant in travellers arriving in Angola from Tanzania, Bloomberg reported.

“It is potentially of interest,” de Oliveira said in an interview on Friday.

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