Vietnam braces itself from discovery of new hybrid Covid-19 variant fuelling its worst outbreak



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Vietnam has detected a new coronavirus mutation that is a combination of the Delta and Alpha variants, first found in India and the UK respectively. Vietnam’s health minister Nguyen Thanh Long, who revealed the findings on May 29, 2021, described the hybrid variant as “very dangerous”, with laboratory results showing the virus can replicate very quickly and is more transmissible than the previously known types.

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