New coronavirus variant ‘not out of control’ — WHO

The new coronavirus variant discovered in Britain with a higher transmission rate is not yet out of control, the World Health Organization says, urging measures to help stop its spread.

“In some senses it means we have to work harder. Even if the virus has become a little bit more efficient in spreading, the virus can be stopped,” WHO’s emergencies chief Michael Ryan says in a press conference.

“So this situation is not in that sense out of control. But it cannot be left to its own devices.”