Because the British authorities alerted the WHO a few new pressure of coronavirus, a number of web customers took to Twitter to precise their concern over what they known as #COVID20. With over 1,000 instances of the variant found within the UK, scientists are puzzled to find out if the variant, named as VUI-202012/01, falls into which class or if it represents an elevated well being danger particularly when some nations started administering the COVID-19 vaccines amongst individuals. Consultants from each the US and the UK indicated that the brand new pressure appeared to contaminate extra simply than the remainder of the mutations that the coronavirus has proven by the months.
Whereas a number of nations have already banned flights from the UK over fears in regards to the new coronavirus variant, netizens flooded social media with hilarious GIFs and memes. A number of desi customers additionally expressed concern over UK PM Boris Johnson’s upcoming India go to on Republic Day because the chief visitor of the parade. They drew a parallel with the ‘Namaste Trump’ occasion and urged PM Narendra Modi to postpone Johnson’s go to to India.
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Nations ban flights from UK
In the meantime, a number of nations together with India, France, Italy, Canada amongst others have banned flights from Britain within the wake of the “uncontrolled” state of affairs. France has halted all travels from the UK the place the brand new virus pressure could be discovered throughout the nation besides Northern Eire. Most lately, a traveller from the UK led Italy to detect the primary case of the COVID-19 variant. Germany has additionally banned the journey from the international nation and is slated to final till December 31.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on December 19 introduced strict “Tier 4” curbs in a number of counties as a measure to comprise the unfold of the brand new pressure, which specialists say, spreads quicker than all different earlier variants. All non-essential companies, together with gyms, swimming swimming pools, cinemas, hairdresser outlets, and different shops will stay closed within the nation. Folks residing in Tier 4 areas are solely allowed to go away dwelling for work, childcare functions, and train.
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