Romania reveals a type of coronavirus that reduces the effectiveness of vaccines

CHISINAU, April 5 – RIA Novosti. Specialists from the Stefan cel Mare University in the Romanian city of Suceava have identified an infection with a species of British strain of coronavirus with mutations, which reduces the effectiveness of vaccines, the press service of the university said.

'' Three disturbing variants known as British (line B.1.1.7, name VOC202012 / 01), South African (line B.1.351, name 501Y.V2 15) and Brazilian (line P.1, name P. 1 ) Public Health England in February added a new type of virus (lineage B.1.1.7 + E484K, name VOC202102 / 02), the E484K mutation presents greater resistance to vaccine-generated antibodies, which reduces the effectiveness of vaccines. Of 91 test samples taken from patients with SARS-CoV-2 in the counties of Suceava, Cluj, Iasi, Timis and Botasani, 88 cases of the British strain and one case of infection with the species B.1.1.7 + E484K were identified, “the report says. on the university website.

The university has entered into cooperation agreements with hospitals in seven counties to check the tests. The university is ready to establish similar cooperation with other medical institutions of the country in order to form an objective picture of the strains available in Romania.

In Romania, on November 9, 2020, restrictions came into force, according to which a curfew was introduced from 22.00 to 5.00 (23.00-6.00 Moscow time). People over the age of five are required to wear masks even on the streets. All public and private companies are required to arrange remote work for employees, if possible.

It is forbidden to hold festive events in any premises. The work of closed markets, fairs, exhibitions is also prohibited. The restrictions are valid until April 13.

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