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Is the new strain of Coronavirus more dangerous & contagious?

Is the new strain of Coronavirus more dangerous & contagious?

While Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in our lives, the new strain has spread panic among people not only in England but even outside. Scientists are working hard to track the origin of the new virus, but nothing has been confirmed yet. The even horrifying news is that the new virus is 56 per cent more contagious, as per the experts.

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