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New type of corona confirmed in Nepal

It has been confirmed that a new type of corona virus (Covid-19) has entered Nepal. In the second last week of December, three people from the UK were found to have a new type of infection.

Six people who came from the UK were confirmed to have corona infection in the second last week of December. But due to the lack of gene sequencing, it was not clear whether there was a new type or not.

According to the Ministry of Health and Population, three samples were sent to a Hong Kong laboratory on January 11 due to negative S-gene targets. New variants have been confirmed in all three samples.

A new type of virus has been found in 28-year-old women, 32-year-old and 67-year-old men. Among them, 28-year-old women and 32-year-old men have been negative while 67-year-old men have been positive.

But he did not have symptoms, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Health, Jageshwar Gautam.

What is the new type of corona?

A new strain of coronavirus (Covid-19) was found in the southeastern part of the UK in December. It is found to be 50 percent more contagious than the common coronavirus. Experts warn that many people could be affected by the rapid spread.

The other effects, however, are similar to those of a normal corona. However, experts say that further study is needed to reach a conclusion.

How did the new type of corona come out?

According to experts, the virus becomes more powerful over time due to weather, favorable environment, or other reasons. The process by which a virus transforms itself is called a mutation.

Scientists have said that the coronavirus in the body of a weak person has become more powerful and a new type of virus may be formed when the same virus is transmitted to another person.

Another type of corona was also seen in South Africa. Many countries have banned travel to the UK and South Africa since the new Corona was introduced.

How it transmits?

The new type of corona is also highly contagious due to its airborne spread. Although the simple corona spreads a little less from the air, the new type spreads more from the air. Although this is a preliminary estimate. So far this has not been confirmed.

According to scientists, new types can be avoided by following the criteria of wearing a mask, maintaining physical distance, and using a sanitizer.

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