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Vietnam detects hybrid of Covid-19 variants identified in India and UK
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HANOI (REUTERS, XINHUA) - Vietnamese Health Minister Nguyen Thanh Long said on Saturday (May 29) that the country has detected a new variant of the coronavirus, which is a mix of the Covid-19 variants first identified in India and Britain and spreads quickly by air, online newspaper VnExpress reported.

According to Mr Nguyen, the hybrid strain could spread very fast in the air, and the Vietnamese Health Ministry will announce this new strain on the world gene map.

The two mutated strains first identified in Britain and India are currently the most common variants among the new Covid-19 cases in Vietnam in the ongoing infection wave.

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