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Coronavirus

European coronavirus variant now drives global spread

Version has not been seen in travel-restricted China and Hong Kong

Swiss guard members at the Vatican this week. A European coronavirus variant has spread around the globe.    © Reuters

TOKYO -- Three major types of the novel coronavirus have spread across the world, with the European version moving beyond its point of origin to New York, Brazil, Africa, Russia and beyond, recent studies show.

A team at Drexel University in the U.S. studied the virus's genetic "fingerprints" and established there are three main variants -- a Chinese version, a European version and a North American version.

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