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WHO says new Covid mutant 'XE' omicron variant could be most transmissible yet | Oneindia News

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WHO says new Covid mutant 'XE' omicron variant could be most transmissible yet | Oneindia News

WHO says new Covid mutant 'XE' omicron variant could be most transmissible yet | Oneindia News

As per the World Health Organisation, a new mutant of the novel coronavirus known as XE appears to be around ten per cent more transmissible than the BA.2 sub-variant of Omicron.

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