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What is the status of the new strain of the Coronavirus that was detected in the UK?

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vidhya Laxmi answered.
5 months ago
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To begin with, it is not a UK strain any longer now. In fact, the new strain of the Coronavirus has now been detected in no less than 8 European countries. This has been confirmed by the regional director of the World Health Organisation or WHO, in charge of Europe. They have also marked the situation has grave and are continuously monitoring it.

The WHO representative has also noted that the new variant also seems to be spreading faster among younger age groups. This is very unlike previous strains, which attacked the older people more aggressively. Following the arrival of the new strain, several countries already introduced new travel restrictions, especially; to and from UK.

Coronavirus itself has already taken a deep toll. According to statistics put out by the John Hopkins University, till date a total 8 crore global afflictions and 17.5 lakh deaths have been reported across the world. The United States continues to the worst affected country by the COVID-19 pandemic, followed by India and Brazil, still quite far behind.

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