French researchers say the new variant contains 46 mutations which may make it more resistant to vaccines and more transmissible.
The World Health Organization said the new variant is spreading even in countries with high vaccination rates or in regions with notable recovery from Covid-19.
Covid-19 has infected more than 260M people and killed over 5.2M. Here are the latest developments related to the pandemic for November 26, 2021:
Currently identified as B.1.1.529, the new variant with "constellation of new mutations" has also been found in Botswana and Hong Kong in travellers from South Africa.
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