A New Dangerous Covid-19 Strain Discovered in Tanzania

Director of private research laboratory KRISP, Professor Tulio de Oliveira, said they identified a new variant in travelers arriving in Angola from Tanzania.

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Director of private research laboratory KRISP, Professor Tulio de Oliveira, said they identified a new variant in travelers arriving in Angola from Tanzania.

Scientists have discovered unknown mutations of the emerging Covid-19 virus in tourists from Tanzania.

Director of private research laboratory KRISP, Professor Tulio de Oliveira, said they identified three cases; all of them are now in Angola.

According to preliminary studies, the new strain is the most dangerous among those discovered so far. This mutated virus is immune to antibodies and travels easily from one vector to another. Scientists fear that the now available vaccines may be useless against this new strain.

Experts are also concerned about the fact that Tanzanian authorities have refused to acknowledge the existence of a pandemic and have not taken any restrictive measures. According to them, it is impossible to control the epidemiological situation and prevent the spread of the virus in this way.

Tanzania has officially registered 509 cases of Covid-19, including 21 deaths, but here is no more data regarding the spread of the virus in Tanzania.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has repeatedly called on the United Republic of Tanzania to take the pandemic seriously, but Tanzanian President John Magufuli denied the danger of the virus and unfortunately passed away mid-March.

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