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Expert: New COVID Strain Has 'Mutations Of All The Other Four Variants Of Concern'

Professor Salim Abdool Karim, the former head of South Africa's COVID-19 Ministerial Advisory Committee, said on Friday he would be "surprised" if the new coronavirus variant detected in his country had not already spread to other countries. Scientists say the new variant is a concern because of its high number of mutations and rapid spread among young people in Gauteng, South Africa's most populous province.

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