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Up to six cases of Manaus variant of detected in Britain

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The Scottish cases were not linked to the ones in England.

The P.1 variant detected in Manaus shares some mutations with a variant first identified in South Africa and it is possible that it might respond less well to current vaccines, but more work is needed to understand this, PHE said.

A worker tests a COVID-19 sample in Portsmouth, England. Credit:Getty

Susan Hopkins, PHE’s strategic response director for COVID-19, said Britain’s advanced gene sequencing capabilities meant it was…



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