Experts from China have decoded the genome of the novel coronavirus that caused outbreaks in Beijing. He was older and more dangerous than its predecessor, previously spread in the city of Wuhan. the head of the Federal scientific and methodological center for prevention and control of AIDS Central research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor, academician Vadim Pokrovsky estimated the virus threat for Russia.

According to the specialist, you should not panic despite the fact that the outbreak in Beijing took place in the summer at a temperature that does not contribute to the spread COVID-19.

— it is Too early to say that the strain is more contagious – these things need to be checked very long research. To evaluate the role of the virus in the spread of the disease is difficult when the number of infections is small, said Pokrovsky.

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In addition, in Beijing, the virus began to spread, where before, there were no serious epidemics. Therefore, there are very few people who have been ill received and acquired immunity, according to “”.