The coronavirus is changing and taking on new characteristics that can make it harder to fight. New variants found in South Africa and the UK are more contagious, and it's unclear if they are more deadly.
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As new variants of coronavirus prompt new public health measures, two German public health experts have told DW that vaccinations should still be effective — if they can be administered in time.
The highly contagious coronavirus variant has been detected in a family that recently traveled from South Africa to the southern state of Baden-Württemberg.
Europe needs to do more to slow the spread of the recently discovered, more transmissible variant of coronavirus, the UN health body has said. It also urged flexibility over vaccine doses.
The UK has banned travel from South America and Portugal over a new COVID variant in Brazil. Meanwhile, a new study has shown temporary immunity in recovered COVID patients. Follow DW for the latest.
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