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New COVID pressure: Where has it been identified outside of the UK?

New COVID pressure: Where has it been identified outside of the UK?
Cases of the new coronavirus strain spreading rapidly in the UK have been confirmed in Denmark, Italy, Gibraltar, the Netherlands and Australia.France and South Africa also believe they have cases of the mutation - known as VUI-202012/01 - but these have not been confirmed. French health minister Olivier Veran said it is "entirely possible" the…

Cases of the new coronavirus stress spreading out rapidly in the UK have been confirmed in Denmark, Italy, Gibraltar, the Netherlands and Australia.

France and South Africa also think they have cases of the anomaly – known as VUI-202012/01 – however these have not been validated.

French health minister Olivier Veran said it is “totally possible” the new variant is currently distributing in France, but no cases have actually been officially recognized.

Very first spotted in London and the South East earlier this month, it depends on 70%more contagious than the original stress since it has a much bigger viral load.

It is now present in all parts of the UK apart from Northern Ireland.

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Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead of the WHO's Health Emergencies Program

Maria Van Kerkhove verified cases had actually now been found in other countries

Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 technical lead, confirmed nine cases in Denmark and a number of others in the Netherlands and Australia late on Sunday.

Italy’s health ministry stated on Monday that a couple who landed at Rome’s Fiumicino airport had tested favorable for the brand-new mutation and remained in quarantine.

Boris Johnson’s representative likewise revealed that the British overseas area of Gibraltar had determined a minimum of one case.

The 2 cases in Australia were detected in 2 guests who landed in New South Wales after flying from the UK, said the state’s primary health officer Kerry Chant.

Dutch authorities said they had actually taken a sample of coronavirus cases early this month and found proof of the mutant strain amongst them.

According to information from the European Centre for Disease Avoidance and Control (ECDC), the UK has one of the greatest capabilities in the world to test for the genomes found in the brand-new COVID version.

Sky News economics editor Ed Conway said that it is “possible” this indicates the mutant stress is currently commonly distributing across the world, however Britain is finest positioned to identify it.

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COVID specialist’s plain warning on brand-new pressure

After England raised its nationwide lockdown on 2 December, individuals have had the ability to take a trip globally from the UK – indicating the stress is most likely to have infected a variety of nations.

Professor Hayward, who is head of University College London’s Institute of Public health and Health care, stated the pressure is the ” worst news we have actually had so far” considering that the start of the pandemic.

He stated we “ought to all be really concerned”, try to restrict contacts as much as possible, and the UK federal government ought to think about closing its borders.

A string of countries from Europe and as far as Canada and Hong Kong have actually currently temporarily suspended travel to Britain.

Watch our special program tonight as Isabel Webster is joined by a panel of experts to address your questions about the new strain of the virus, COVID Christmas rules and the new Tier 4 procedures.

COVID Christmas Crisis Q&A is at 6.30 pm. Send us your questions by means of WhatsApp on the number 07583 000853

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