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A new variant of coronavirus identified in France

  • A new variant of the coronavirus has been detected in France amidst rising cases by the Omicron variant.

  • The new coronavirus variant by ‘IHU’ contains more mutations than the Omicron variant.

  • The variant has been discovered at the IHU Mediterranee Infection.

  • The newly detected variant can be identified using PCR tests different from the Delta and Omicron variants.

  • The researchers have associated the new variant of the virus with the African country Cameroon.

  • France has seen twelve infections caused by this newly arrived variant in the country,

  • The latest variant was detected when France saw higher infections from the coronavirus.

  • Last week, France recorded more than 200,000 cases.

  • The French health ministry has warned that the cases in France can go up to 300,000 in the coming days.