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Another new strain of corona virus discovered in Japan

Another mutated form of the corona virus has been diagnosed in Apan.

According to a foreign news agency, the Japanese Ministry of Health has said that four passengers from the Brazilian state of Amazonas have been diagnosed with another new form of corona virus.

Officials at the Japanese Ministry of Finance say the new version is being studied and efforts are being made to determine how effective the current vaccine will be against it.

They say the form of the corona virus diagnosed in travelers coming to Japan is different from the rapidly spreading strains of the corona virus in the UK and South Africa.

Takaji Wakita, head of Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases, said it had not yet been confirmed whether the new virus, which was diagnosed in Brazilians, was more dangerous than other forms of the virus. no.

The Brazilian Ministry of Health says it has informed Japanese authorities that a new form has been observed with 12 mutations, one of which is a mutation similar to that of the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Therefore, it is possible that it is also capable of rapid expansion.

All four passengers from Brazil have been quarantined. Two of them have difficulty breathing, a 30-year-old woman has a headache and sore throat, while a young girl has no symptoms.

The total number of cases of corona in Japan has reached more than 289,000 while 4,061 deaths have been reported.

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