- The new coronavirus variant B.1.1.529 that is spreading in South Africa likely to be in Britain, said the head of the COVID-19 Genomics UK Consortium on Friday, but effort would be more likely to help but be able to buy time and reduce transmission.
"I think buying time is important and its worth, because we can find out what we need to know about this particular variant," Sharon Peacock told reporters. She said that the health care service might need to prepare.
"This is part of important planning and preparation for something I think will probably happen once in the UK," but only later in the future."
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