It is under close observation and comes from South America, where it has spread rapidly. Will it or another variant replace the previous corona viruses?
Eta, Iota, Kappa and Lambda. What sounds like the new cast of a star-Wars spaceship, turns out to be a not very futuristic name for earthly coronavirus variants – named after the Greek alphabet.
The Lambda variant last arrived in Europe a few weeks ago – also in Switzerland. «We have them in a rehearsal on May 4th 2021 was taken, detected for the first time»says Tanja Stadler from ETH Zurich. In northern Spain, in Cantabria, west of Bilbao, she is said to have been responsible for an outbreak with 80 infected people.