Eleven out of 18 positive patients were vaccinated, at least 6 are infected with the B.1.617 variant.
AT A GLANCE: The #COVID19 cluster at Singapore’s Changi Airport T3 has grown to 18, with 6 patients testing preliminarily positive for the B1617 variant https://t.co/x5GLRB5m3Z pic.twitter.com/DUwce0tdk9
— CNA (@ChannelNewsAsia) May 12, 2021
The UK government is thought to have detected more than 40 clusters of the Indian Covid variant B.1.617 in the UK, and is on the verge of declaring it a “variant of concern”. The mutant strain is thought to be driving the massive surge of infections in India.