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No evidence of new COVID variant spread into Iranian borders: Health official

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 25, IRNA -- There is no evidence that the new COVID variant is circulating within Iranian borders, said Minoo Mohraz, a member of the national committee for the fight against the coronavirus disease.

Speaking to IRNA, Mohraz said that Iran is launching facilities to update data about the coronavirus so as to monitor how it may be changing – what is carried out in developing countries.

She said that what is certain is that the new COVID variant, which was first recognized in the UK, would not cause a more severe disease and will only lead to an increase in transmission.

It seems that the emergence of the new variant will leave no impact on the efficiency of the already made vaccines, the official said.

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