OREANDA-NEWS. A new type of coronavirus, recently discovered in the United Kingdom, is spreading faster, but does not seem more dangerous, David Nabarro, a special envoy of the World Health Organization (WHO) on COVID-19, told Sky News.

This type of virus is more contagious, but does not seem dangerous, he explained. The data suggests that this will not radically change the priorities in the fight against the virus in the United Kingdom, he added. At the same time, Nabarro urged people to be vigilant in the current situation.

On December 14, the head of the British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, said that experts have discovered more than a thousand cases of a new type of COVID-19, which may be connected with the rapid spread of the virus in the south-east of England. He added that London has notified WHO of the discovery of a new type of coronavirus.