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India’s coronavirus surge is being driven by ‘double mutant variant’, making containment even harder

As India’s daily tally of Covid-19 infections surged by a record 200,000-plus cases on two consecutive days, public health experts worry that a new – possibly more virulent – coronavirus variant could be racing through the crowded nation of more than 1.3 billion people.The new variant, which has a so-called double mutation, is thought to be fuelling India’s deadlier new wave of infections and has already begun to overwhelm its hospitals and crematoriums. India has reported more than 14 million…


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