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All we know about new 'worst ever' Covid variant and how worried we should be

The UK has added six countries to its red list due to scientists' concern over a new super-mutant Covid variant that has been called the 'worst ever seen'.

The B.1.1.529 variant has first been found in cases in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong.

People who have recently visited South Africa, where the bulk of the variants have been found, and returned to the UK are now being contacted for testing.

Here is everything we know about the new variant so far, including how it differs from previous mutant strains of the virus and how dangerous it could be.

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