Professor Christine Carrington, Professor of Molecular Biology at The UWI. (Image courtesy Ministry of Health)
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Research by the University of the West Indies (The UWI) has confirmed that the new United Kingdom and South African variant of the COVID-19 virus is not in circulation in T&T.

This comes after the University has been able to successfully begin rapid genomic sequencing of the COVID-19 virus.

The announcement came from professor of molecular biology at UWI, Professor Christine Carrington, at a Ministry of Health virtual press conference on Monday.

She said the samples tested came from among those collected for diagnostic confirmation in September and more recent ones.