Latest Covid strain discovered so far in the UK not seen in India, says govt

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Latest Covid strain discovered so far in the UK not seen in India, says govt

The latest strain of coronavirus identified in the UK has not been seen in India so far, the Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.
“Haven’t detected any significant mutation yet in coronavirus strain in India,” the health ministry said, adding that there is no cause for concern as of now.
The UK-detected mutated SARS-CoV-2 strain has increased transmissibility, but this mutation does not impact the severity of the disease, case fatality, “Mutated SARS-CoV-2 strain detected in the UK has increased transmissibility but this mutation isn’t affecting disease severity, case fatality,”
The government provided Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) earlier today for individuals who have recently traveled to the UK. In its statement, the ministry also cautioned that the changes in the virus’ spike protein could lead to the virus becoming more contagious and spreading more easily between individuals.
As of now, it does not affect the potential of new vaccines that are being produced in our country and are available in other countries, “As of now, it has no impact on the potential of the emerging vaccines being developed in our country and is available in other countries,” The Ministry of Health urged people not to panic, but emphasized the need to remain alert as well.
India joined several other countries on Monday in suspending all passenger flights to the UK between Wednesday and December 31.
The government of the United Kingdom has identified a new strain of the SARS-CoV 2 virus to the World Health Organization. The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) has estimated that this variant is more transmissible and affects the younger population.
It is said that the latest variant is 70 percent more transmissible, but health experts agree there is no proof that it is more lethal or that vaccines would respond differently.


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