This is reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the statement of the headquarters.

“A new strain of SARS-CoV-2 (B.1.1.529) has been discovered in South Africa and a number of other countries.

According to Rospotrebnadzor, a distinctive feature of this option is that it has a large number of mutations in the S-protein gene, which can make it more infectious, and also affect the decrease in the effectiveness of antibodies, ”the report says.

Earlier it was reported that the World Health Organization will hold an emergency meeting of the Technical Advisory Group on November 26 in connection with the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the countries of South Africa.

On November 25, it was reported that scientists have identified a new strain of coronavirus in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong, which could potentially become the most dangerous variant of the coronavirus.

It was named B.1.1.529 and has an “incredibly high” number of mutations.