One of two Brazilian coronavirus variants has been detected in the UK, a leading British virologist has said.

A leading virologist who said one of two Brazilian COVID-19 variants had been detected in the UK has now said the one picked up in Britain is not the one “of concern”.

Speaking earlier at the launch of a new variant research group, Professor Wendy Barclay said: “There are two different types of Brazilian variant and one of them has been detected in the UK.”

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Prof Barclay, head of the G2P-UK National Virology Consortium – a panel of experts set up specifically to look at new coronavirus variants – said it was probably introduced “some time ago”.




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