Meera Chand, PHE Incident Director for Covid, said: “Public Health England is aware of three UK cases of the B.1.526 lineage of SARS-CoV-2 that was first detected in New York.
“None of these cases feature the E84K or S477N mutations that are present on some Variants of Concern.
“PHE is monitoring the situation closely.
“We are working with partners across the world to identify and mitigate the impact of variants as they emerge.”
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