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Currently many are the news that have been reported about the new mutation of the virus causing the pandemic. This phenomenon is the cause of the new Covid-19 outbreak that is occurring in the United Kingdom and has led to many cases of contagion of people in the country.
In the midst of the current COVID-19 crisis, a new variant of the virus has been detected in the United Kingdom (UK), which has caused several countries to close their borders and suspend their flights, in addition to other restrictions to safeguard health and integrity Of the inhabitants.
According to Public Health England (PHE), the new strain is more easily transmitted than the older variant, but there is no evidence that it is more likely to cause serious illness or mortality.
They said that data from whole genome sequencing, epidemiology and modeling suggest that the new variant 'VUI - 202012/01' (the first variant under investigation in December 2020) is more easily transmitted than other strains.
We currently have no evidence that the variant is more likely to cause serious illness or mortality, but we are continuing research to better understand it.
These were the comments that the PHE broadcast publicly.
The prevention measures you recommend are the same and mention that it will not spread if people avoid close contact with other people.
Wash your hands, wear a mask, stay away from others and reduce your social contacts
Added Public Health England
The PHE said they know that mutations in the spike protein, the part of the virus that makes it infectious, can change the way the virus interacts with human cells. However, they still do not know the mechanism of this increase in transmission.
Evidence shows that infection rates in geographic areas where this particular strain has been circulating have increased faster than expected, and model evidence has shown that this variant has a higher transmission rate than other circulating variants. current
However, the mechanism of this increased transmission is still unknown.
As security measures, countries such as India, France, Russia, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Switzerland, Kuwait, Oman and Canada have already postponed their flights to the United Kingdom.