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UK hit by new coronavirus strain: Know Cautions, details

UK hit by new coronavirus strain: Know Cautions, details

As we know that most countries are rolling out Covid-19 vaccines. now, a new strain of the coronavirus has been found in Britain that is alarming for all countries. it is believed that coronavirus strain is 70% more transmissible than the original and various countries has closed their air service in order to prevent the new coronavirus strain.

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What is this new strain of coronavirus?

The scientists from the UK have given a new name “VUI – 202012/01”. it comprises a genetic mutation in the “spike” protein that is used by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus for infecting human cells. as per the theory, it is quicker spreadable among people.

When and where was it discovered?

In September, it was the first time found in the United Kingdom. BBC report said. then, almost a quarter of cases were found as infected with a new variant. now, it has caused 1,100 new infections in 60 local authority area. said by UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Where has it been reported and is it more severe?

After the UK, Italy becomes the 2nd nation that is having the new strain of the virus among some people. along with it, France has worried about the new strain of coronavirus. on 21st Dec 2020, Australia actions in regards this.

But, this is no proof yet that proves new variant cause dangerous Covid-19 infections. scientists say mutations or genetic changes which are included in SARS-CoV-2 to infect people.

How has the world reacted?

the United Kingdom has closed its border with Europe and Europe also shutdown their border in the fears of the new coronavirus strain. France was the 1st country that shut down its border with the UK for 48 hours.

Other countries that have banned flights with UK

  • France, Germany, Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Austria, Bulgaria, Romania, Malta, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Italy, Netherlands, India, Belgium, Greece, Russia, Hong Kong, Israel, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and El Salvador

What did the Indian government react?

After getting the news regarding Covid-19 new strain, India has also suspended their flights from and to the UK. the passengers are coming from the UK (before 11:59 pm on December 22) that will have to undergo a mandatory RT-PCR test.

Maharashtra state also planned to make passengers quarantine for a period of 15 days.

UK hit by new coronavirus strain: Faq

Q.1 What is the new coronavirus strain?

The scientists from the UK have given a new name “VUI – 202012/01”. it comprises a genetic mutation in the “spike” protein that is used by SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus for infecting human cells.


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