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It is yet to be established how the novel variant changes the nature of the virus, but it contains two mutations (E484Q and L452R) that could make it spread more readily or evade the immunity conferred by a past infection or a vaccine.(Reuters)

Genome analysis for reinfection cases in capital

By Anonna Dutt, Risha Chitlangia
PUBLISHED ON MAR 26, 2021 04:45 AM IST
The decision comes a day after the Centre said it found the presence of a novel variant of Sars-Cov-2 in Delhi in nine samples, while 65 others had the UK variant B.1.1.7.
Scientists blame this sturdier protein for faster spread of some Covid variants(Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash)
Scientists blame this sturdier protein for faster spread of some Covid variants(Photo by Fusion Medical Animation on Unsplash)

Scientists blame this sturdier protein for faster spread of some Covid variants

PTI |
UPDATED ON MAR 21, 2021 06:29 PM IST
A new study has claimed that spike protein of coronavirus is more stable in faster spreading versions of the virus, such as the ones first reported in the UK and South Africa, as compared to the original form of the pathogen from China's Wuhan
A security staff member checks the temperature of a passenger arriving from Turin and Milan by train, at Naples Central station in Italy on March 22.(Reuters Photo)
A security staff member checks the temperature of a passenger arriving from Turin and Milan by train, at Naples Central station in Italy on March 22.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19 fatalities approach world-topping 5,500 in new hotspot Italy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAR 23, 2020 12:15 PM IST
Last week, Italy overtook China as the country worst hit by the highly contagious virus.
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