Doctor of Medical Sciences, virologist of the Gamaleya Research Center for Chemistry, Viktor Zuev, spoke about the properties of the coronavirus strain detected in the UK, REN TV reports.
The expert noted that the coronavirus has become more contagious and more prevalent. According to Zuev, the pathogenicity and antigenic properties of the virus have not changed.
The virologist emphasized that the appearance of a new strain should not be feared. In this case, it is imperative to observe preventive measures.
Earlier, scientists talked about the dangers of a coronavirus strain identified in Britain. Experts found the new strain to be 56% more infectious than the original.