New variant of COVID-19, Eris, “sweeps through”; “most diverse” and “most extreme” new strains of the coronavirus emerge

Introducing Eris, the UK’s latest revelation – a novel variant known as EG.5.1, stemming from the Omicron lineage. Emerging in May, Eris swiftly spread across continents, leaving her mark in Europe, Asia, and North America. As Japan faces its “ninth wave” of infections, Eris takes center stage in the UK.