The CPS commented on reports of a mutation of the coronavirus. About it reports RIA "news" with reference to the press service of the Ministry.

"Discovered mutations do not lead to significant changes of the properties of this virus," – declared in Rospotrebnadzor.

It is noted that the mutation of viruses can occur when infected each person, scientists need to monitor the variability of the virus, to be sure of the correct diagnosis of the disease.

The virus, which has undergone changes, the available diagnostic kits may not track.

Earlier the General Director of the center for "Vector" Rinat Maksyutov said that in Russia have revealed more than 100 strains of the novel coronavirus after the appearance of the first patients in the country.

The first two cases of mers identified in Russia 31 January the citizens of China. March 11, the world health organization (who) declared the outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic.

As measures in Russia were declared non-working days, in some regions introduced a state of isolation, was discontinued flights and closed borders. In the world the number would exceed 10 million, for all time from the coronavirus has killed more than 500 thousand people.