“We have seen a new offense in COVID-19, a mix of varieties first known in the UK and India,” Minister Long said at a national conference held to discuss matters related to the detention and control of COVID-19 in Hanoi.
“This means that there will be a change in the UK screening of the Indian strain, which is very dangerous,” he said, adding that the Ministry of Health will soon announce the new excess on the world’s gene map.
According to the Minister, the new variety has a rapid spread of air, especially in narrow airless spaces. In addition, the time for pathogen removal is much shorter and is only possible in a day or two.
“Patients who show severe symptoms and require intensive treatment at a grassroots-level should be elevated to a new level,” the Minister pointed out.
This is the mark of the eighth mutated COVID-19 found in Vietnam.
Vietnam struggled with a fourth wave of COVID-19, with more than 3,600 cases confirmed in 34 cities and provinces across the country following the outbreak of the virus at the end of April.
Recent genome sequencing results have shown that many of the newly diagnosed patients carry in the UK the B.1.1.7 variant or the Indian variant B.1.617.2. The same variety is believed to be mutable compared to previously known varieties.