Some 400 people have been infected with new virus variants, including variants peculiar to Turkey, Hasan Tezer, a member of the Health Ministry’s advisory board, says.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson warns that tougher lockdown restrictions are likely as the country's infection rates reach highest recorded levels.
The new virus strains are predicted to have thousands of mutations, the notables of which emerged in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Nigeria.
British Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirms two people infected with the new variant are “contacts of cases who travelled” from South Africa. South African scientists believe the variant is more infectious and could hit younger people harder.
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