UK launches new global platform to track new Covid-19 variants

The UK launched a New Variant Assessment Platform on Tuesday, which it says will offer the country’s world-leading genomics expertise to identify new variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 to countries who do not have the resources to do so. The platform will provide world-leading genomics expertise from the country to identify the new variants of the virus.

As part of the UK’s Presidency of the G7 this year, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock outlined the plans in a speech at the think tank Chatham House the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London as he laid out his vision for a stronger, more collaborative and effective global health system.

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