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12 cases of Indian type with Nepalese mutation detected in Portugal - Coronavirus

12 cases of Indian type with Nepalese mutation detected in Portugal – Coronavirus

Twelve cases of the Indian variant with the Nepalese mutation of Covid-19 have been detected in Portugal. The information was released this Thursday by INSA investigator Joao Paulo Gomez to SIC Notícias.

The researcher guarantees that this strain is “not new” and also says that mutations when a new variant arrives in a country is “normal” and results from the evolution process of the virus “where it is transmitted from person to person. . people.”

He explained that the issue at hand is what he called the “sub-breed” of the Indian variant, which is normal because virus variants have an evolutionary process, and stressed that it is an Indian variant and not a “super Indian variant”.

The official said he was surprised to receive the news of the UK’s decision to remove Portugal from the “green list”, because the Indian variant in Portugal did not even reach 5% (which is 4.8%), and within it there are 12 cases of the mutation, with only 90 cases reported in the world ( of the Indian variant with this mutation).

Therefore, João Paulo Gomez concluded that “a storm is brewing in a teapot” and what the UK says is “meaningless”, as the economic impact of a 12-case decision cannot be explained.

*with Lusa

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