Updated: Sep 19 Data source: CDC, WHO

Reinfection cases in India show virus mutating

  • Genetic changes in second samples put vaccine efficacy in question
  • Two healthcare workers from GIIMS and four healthcare workers from two Mumbai hospitals have been confirmed as cases of reinfection
  • Scientists involved in the study said there needs to be more research and study on the mutations and variants


Europe announces new restrictions as COVID-19 cases soar

European nations from Denmark and Iceland in the north to Greece in the south announced new restrictions on Friday to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities, and Britain was considering a new national lockdown.
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