A new variant novel coronavirus has been found in Japan, with more than 90 cases reported

Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases said Monday that a novel coronavirus strain has been found in the country, which is different from those previously found in the UK, South Africa and other countries.
The mutated virus may weaken the immune response, but it is not more infectious.
According to data released by Japan’s National Institute of Infectious Diseases, as of early February, 91 cases of the mutant novel coronavirus infection have been detected in the Kanto region, including two cases detected in airport tests.

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