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New coronavirus variant spreading fast in UK,- PM Johnson

Source : 112 Ukraine

WHO contacts with UK authorities and will share information about the virus as it becomes available
12:40, 20 December 2020

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A new virus strain has been identified in the UK. This is reported by the World Health Organization on the Twitter page.

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WHO notes that it is in contact with UK authorities and will share information about the virus as it becomes available.

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has imposed tighter Covid-19 restrictions ahead of Christmas after he was briefed that a new strain of the virus circulating in south-east England could be up to 70 percent more transmissible.

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"It is with a very heavy heart I must tell you we cannot continue with Christmas as planned," Johnson said.

"I sincerely believe there is no alternative open to me."

As we reported earlier, the Netherlands has banned flights carrying passengers from the United Kingdom after Dutch authorities found the first case of the new, more infectious coronavirus strain that is circulating in England.

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