A new report out by Reuters highlights a potentially worrisome new feat. According to the report, a new variant of the Coronavirus has been discovered. Officials have reportedly identified the variant as the C.1.2 variant and it is understood to have been found in South Africa as early as May.
According to other reports, see here, the variant so far has been discovered in England, China, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mauritius, New Zealand, Portugal, and Switzerland. The variants are spreading rapidly in some parts of the world due to limited vaccine status across multiple regions.
Scientists have identified areas of “concern” regarding multiple mutations within the variant of discovery.