[WHO: The variant new coronavirus discovered in the UK has spread to at least 60 countries]
According to Agence France-Presse, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on the 20th that the variant new coronavirus strain found in the UK has now spread to at least 60 countries.
At present, the global death toll from the new crown virus has exceeded 2 million. The new virus variant has attracted close attention. Countries all over the world are trying to solve the problem of how to slow down the infection before the vaccine becomes popular.
The WHO also announced in its weekly update notification that the mutant strain found in South Africa is also considered to be more contagious. At present, 23 countries and regions have reported infections of the mutant strain.
The WHO added that in the past seven days, the number of new coronavirus deaths has climbed to a record 93,000, while 4.7 million new cases have been reported during the same period.
With the advent of large-scale vaccination campaigns in the United States and Europe, there is hope that the new crown pandemic will end soon. The European Union said on the 19th that its goal is to vaccinate 70% of the adult population by the end of August. In addition, other countries including India and Russia are working hard to implement their vaccination programs.