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Gladys Berejiklian’s warning about new mutant coronavirus strains

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NSW Health authorities say we must assume mutant strains of coronavirus will become the more dominant disease going forward.

A surge in cases in the UK that began at the end of last year was sparked by the new infectious strain of the virus, called VUI202012/01.

It’s become notorious for spreading faster than other types of the coronavirus, but there is no evidence it’s more deadly.

The strain first entered Australia last month, and virus experts in NSW, which has been the entry point for most overseas travellers since the pandemic began, expect the UK variant to become more prevalent.

“We have to assume that these more transmissible variants of the disease will become the more dominant disease,” NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said…



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