Health officials in Germany have announced that they have found a new mutant variant of the virus.
The new variant is different to the UK and South African strains, and it is not clear if this is more infectious.
Health experts and scientists at Charité university hospital in Berlin are now examining the new variant of coronavirus.
Deputy medical director Clemens Stockklausner said speaking from the hospital in Berlin said, “At the moment we have discovered a small point mutation.
“It is absolutely not clear whether it will be of clinical relevance. We have to wait for the complete sequencing.”