A warning about a new strain of corona in England
(Patrick Vallance), England's chief scientific advisor, announced the existence of a new strain spreading in England, which forced the government to tighten social procedures and restrictions in London, and said we believe it exists in other countries or it may have started here. We are not sure of this.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced the re-imposition of home quarantine from today, Sunday, in London and the southeast of England, as these are the areas where this new strain of the virus is spread.
And at the press conference, he said that, given our preliminary evidence confirming the existence of a new strain of Corona virus, I have to tell you, with a distressed heart, that we cannot continue the Christmas plans.
He pointed out that this new strain caused an acceleration in the number of infections in the recent period by 70% compared to the old strain, and that new strain could be transmitted faster from person to person without showing severe symptoms, so it is expected that the vaccine will not be effective in Facing that new strain.
And the experiments that were conducted on that strain in the laboratory (Porton Down) and they informed the ministers of the results on Friday evening and showed their fear of this mutation as research proved that this new strain is easier to transmit from person to person than the original known strain.
And the Dutch government announced a ban on all travel with England since Sunday morning, due to the emergence of a new strain of Corona virus
This decision was announced by the Dutch government after Britain announced the emergence of a new strain of Corona, which would be transmitted faster than the original strain.