Reported by The Independent.

It is noted that this strain has an "incredibly high" number of mutations.

This variant of COVID-19 was named B.1.1.529.

In total, the new strain was detected in ten people: three cases in Botswana, six in South Africa and one in Hong Kong, where B.1.1.529 was detected in a traveler returning from South Africa.

Scientists clarify that the new strain may further spread the coronavirus among more people.

At the same time, experts said that there is no reason for concern so far.

More details can be found in the retelling of the material of InoTV.

Earlier, scientists from the National Institute of Genetics and Niigata University announced that the delta strain of coronavirus circulating in Japan could accumulate extremely many mutations in one of its non-structural proteins, which could eventually lead to self-destruction.