New Delhi, 30/8: A new variant of Covid-19 has emerged as a cause of concern for the world. This variant named C.1.2 has been found in South Africa. A study done on this variant (New Study) has claimed that it can spread worldwide and is capable of dodging all existing corona vaccines.
A study by South Africa’s National Institute of Communicable Diseases (NCID) has revealed that this variant may be more infectious than all the earlier variants. This variant was first found in Africa in the month of May. Since then, patients of this variant have been found in China, Congo, Mauritius, England, New Zealand, Portugal and Switzerland.
The C.1 variant itself has been mutated to become C.1.2. This study of NCID is yet to be peer reviewed. The study states that only the C.1 variant found in the first wave of the epidemic in South Africa has mutated to become C.1.2. The variants found in Africa last year were being known as South African variants. It was later named by the World Health Organization.