New Covid variant with 46 mutations infects 12 in France

Twelve people in France have tested postive for a Covid variant with the rolls-off-your-tongue name of B.1.640.2.

From MSN:

It comes after 12 patients tested positive in the same region, but their tests showed "an atypical combination".

The index case had returned from travelling to Cameroon, suggesting to experts that it may have originated in the African country.

In a preprint paper, that is yet to be peer reviewed, experts from a French government-back programme said they had identified "46 mutations" in the variant.