Covid news live: new variant sparks tougher restrictions in India and Singapore ahead of WHO meeting

covid news live new variant sparks tougher restrictions in india and singapore ahead of who meeting

Sumary of Covid news live: new variant sparks tougher restrictions in India and Singapore ahead of WHO meeting:

  • Prof Adam Finn, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI), said more needs to be learned about a new variant of the virus which causes Covid-19 to assess the threat it poses, but that new restrictions could not be ruled out.
  • PA Media report he told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that a jump in cases in South Africa could be linked to the variant’s enhanced transmissibility.
  • South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini and Zimbabwe have been put on England’s travel red list, and officials are reviewing a number of travel measures including whether there should be a limited reintroduction of the use of PCR tests for arrivals.
  • If you haven’t read it yet, then here is the latest news on the detection of a new variant in South Africa that has been concerning authorities: The World Health Organization will meet on Friday to assess a new variant detected in South Africa that is feared to be the worst Covid-19 variant yet identified.
  • Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s technical lead on Covid-19, said in a press briefing on Thursday: “We don’t know very much about this [variant] yet.
  • In August, similar concerns emerged about a variant in South Africa, known as C.
  • Read more here: WHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks WHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks Hello, it is Martin Belam here in London taking over from my colleague Samantha Lock in Sydney.
  • The UK has recorded 303,504 new cases of Covid in the last week.

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