No reason to panic due to the spread of a new, more dangerous and contagious type of coronavirus, identified in Vietnam, no. About it RIA Novosti said the Deputy Director on scientific work of Institute of epidemiology, corresponding member of RAS Alexander Gorelov.

“While the reasons for panic no, absolutely not… About the origin of a particular type or mutation strain may speak only when will whole genome sequencing,” — said the expert.

Gorelov has explained that the determination of the genome sequence will allow us to say whether the new variation of the virus in Vietnam or is it the same virus that was originally.

He said that it requires a significant time, noting that it all depends with Vietnamese colleagues.

Expert Rospotrebnadzora has reminded that in Russia there are still restrictions imposed because of the spread of coronavirus. He noted that regular transport connections with Vietnam, stressing that even in the case of opening the border sanitary control at airports will be respected.

Earlier it was reported that the number of patients infected with, presumably, a new type of coronavirus has increased almost three times — is aware of 11 cases, while earlier reported about four.

According to the news portal of the government of Vietnam, the outbreak of coronavirus infection recorded in the Vietnamese city of Danang and surrounding provinces caused by new type of coronavirus — it is more aggressive and more dangerous than previously known.