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Kerala health minister K K Shailaja confirms mutant coronavirus in state

The Siasat | 26/12/2020 11:23 PM | Click to read full article

Kerala’s Health Minister K.K. Shailaja on Saturday said that research studies conducted in the state have shown that the coronavirus has undergone mutation.  She said the cases of a mutant strain of the coronavirus have been identified in Kerala, however, it is not yet confirmed if the variant is the same as the variant found in the UK.

In the past week, eight UK returned passengers tested COVID positive in Kerala.