A new COVID variant EG.5.1 nicknamed Eris which has descended from the rapidly spreading Omicron and was first flagged in the UK last month is now said to be spreading quickly in the country. The UKHSA said it makes up one in seven new COVID cases.

A new COVID variant EG.5.1 nicknamed Eris which has descended from the rapidly spreading Omicron and was first flagged in the UK last month is now said to be spreading quickly in the country. The UKHSA said it makes up one in seven new COVID cases.