The World Health Organization is calling an emergency meeting due to a new strain of COVID, writes the Financial Times.
The meeting will take place on November 26.
Experts will discuss the situation with B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 and decide whether this option should be considered “worrisome” or “interesting”.
Strain B.1.1.529 was previously found in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong. He has not yet reached the Russian Federation.
Earlier, British scientists warned that the new variant would probably evade antibodies better than delta.It is distinguished by its resistance to vaccines, it has more changes in the spike protein than all other variants of COVID-19.