India, March 1 -- Britain on Monday sent out a public appeal to locate the mystery individual infected with an extremely infectious variant of coronavirus first detected in the Manaus city of Brazil.

Britain sent out the 'please get in touch' appeal after the test resulted positive for the individual but failed to be contacted due to improper details

The Manaus or P.1 variant is considered to be highly infectious and appears to affect the immune response of the coronavirus vaccines presently available, as per the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. Till now, six individuals in Britain have been detected infected with the P.1 variant of the novel coronavirus.

Here is what we know so far about it

The P.1 variant belongs to the li...