World Health Organization experts believe that new strains of the virus found in Britain and South Africa do not affect the severity of the disease, Izvestia TV channel reports. Both mutations only increase the rate of transmission of the coronavirus.
Doctors are using already available and effective drugs and vaccines to treat it. WHO continues to collaborate with scientists in Britain and South Africa. Researchers are studying strains and transmitting data to the World Health Organization; Britain, in particular, is doing so in near real-time.