According to Sputnik news agency, the Vita laboratory in Finland announced that the agency had discovered a new strain of COVID-19 and named it Fin-796H.
Vita Labs said in a press release that the laboratory “has found a previously unknown variant of COVID-19 in a sample of COVID-19 in southern Finland with the Institute of Biotechnology of the University of Helsinki.
The mutation makes it difficult for any of the polymerase chain reaction detection methods recommended by WHO to find this variant.
Initially named Fin-796H, the novel coronavirus has the characteristics of two mutant coronaviruses that were originally found in the UK and South Africa.”
According to the report, many different strains of COVID-19 have been found around the world, almost all of which are similar to the variants originally found in the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil or Japan.
According to the Finnish laboratory, the variants found in the country are different from all the above.