The Brazil variant of Covid shares the key symptoms with the initial strain - a high temperature, continuous cough and loss of sense of taste or smell.
First detected in the city of Manaus in December, the Brazil variant has been in the UK for a few weeks, health officials confirmed on Sunday.
The variant shares the now well known key symptoms - but people can still be asymptomatic no matter the strain. "Many people who get coronavirus don’t have any symptoms, regardless of which strain they have," the British Heart Foundation explains. "And there is no single symptom that means that you definitely do or don’t have the virus. "So, if you have any concerns that you may have coronavirus, the safest thing to do is self-isolate and get aRead more on mirror.co.uk