London – Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson He began emergency talks with his government ministers on Saturday, sources said, adding that the new Govt variant was spreading very fast.
The UK has now informed the World Health Organization that the malignant strain could spread quickly, UK Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Witty said in a statement on Saturday.
“As announced on Monday, the UK has identified a new variant of Covid-19 through genetic monitoring of public health,” he said, adding that preliminary modeling data and increasing cases in the southeastern country “show that the new strain could spread very quickly.”
“We have warned the World Health Organization and are constantly reviewing available data to improve our understanding,” he said.
However, he stressed that “there is currently no evidence that the new strain causes a high mortality rate or that urgent work is underway to confirm this because it affects vaccinations and treatment.”
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His report came within 24 hours of Professor Sir Mark Walport, a member of the UK Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Emergencies, saying that viruses were “naturally mutated” and that a new strain “could increase the spread”.
“We know this is a new variant that has been seen in other countries, but it seems to be more widespread, indicating that it has an exchange advantage,” Walford told the BBC.
Millions of people in the southeastern UK are entering ‘high alert’ corona virus controls this weekend – known as ‘Tier 3’ – in order to combat the growing epidemic.
In Tier 3, restaurants, hotels and movie theaters are closed with more restrictions on socialization and travel, although shops, workplaces and schools are often open.
Concerns are growing as Britain – like other countries across Europe – works to prevent a second wave of Govt cases and deaths, and what the government needs to do Defend the plan to relax contact restrictions for five days To elevate the national mood at Christmas.
“The government was too slow to introduce restrictions in the spring and fall again. It must now reverse its poor decision to allow home mixing,” said the British Medical Journal and Health Service Journal. Said in a personal joint editorial this week.
The government is already under serious scrutiny for what many have already said Dealing with the crisis again and again. More than 66,000 have died – one of the tallest individuals to leave the UK Number of deaths in the world.
Johnson did not rule out the possibility of a third national lockout for England in the new year, fearing that the easing of restrictions over the holidays could go further.
He told reporters on Friday, “We are very hopeful that anything like this can be avoided, but the truth is that the rate of infection has increased dramatically in the last few weeks.”
Reuters contributed to this report.