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NeoCov Variant: Doctors advise not to panic

National Herald | 29/01/2022 06:39 PM | Click to read full article

Even as reports emerge of a new lethal variant called 'NeoCov' that requires only one mutation to infiltrate human cells, doctors on Saturday advised people not to panic.

NeoCoV has been discovered by scientists from the Wuhan University in China in a bat population in South Africa.While it has only been known to spread among these animals to date, the variant has shown the potential to penetrate human cells in the same way as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.