Norwegian scientists claim that a new subspecies of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes a disease that has swept the world, has been discovered in the country — it has become even easier to get infected with it than before.
Writes about this local edition Verdens Gang.
The new mutation was found in analyzes of infected residents of Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city. The latest outbreak occurred over the weekend — 35 cases were found in the city, and 1,500 people were quarantined.
And although the National Institute of Public Health in Norway claims that it is too early to talk about the ability of the new strain to infect people, according to the chief physician of Trondheim Tove Resstad, the differences are still noticeable.
“We can see that it has become easier to get infected. You don’t have to come into such close contact as before. Plus, you’ll get sick faster,” Reistad said.
We will remind, earlier it was reported about three different strains of coronavirus, which caused the COVID-19 pandemic.
In turn, the expert of the World Health Organization Suma Swaminathan assures that the chances of receiving a vaccine against COVID-19 are quite high since at the moment 10 of them are in the final stages of testing.