From Vietnam comes the alarm for a new covid variant, which combines characteristics of the Indian and English ones. This was stated by the Vietnamese Minister of Health, Nguyen Thanh Long, explaining that the new variant, “ a mix between the Indian and the British ”, has the main characteristic of spreading rapidly through the air and being much more transmissible. compared to the previous ones. This was reported by the online newspaper VnExpress. “More specifically, this is the Indian variant with mutations that originally belonged to the UK variant,” the Vietnamese minister said. The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded 6,396 coronavirus cases and 47 deaths from complications. The new variant would be at the origin of the rapid spread of Covid-19 since the end of April, when 3,600 people were infected in 31 of the 63 cities.