New COVID Variant Found, Centre Issues Warning About International Travellers From THESE Countries. Details Here
The Central Government on Thursday issued a warning to all states and UTs to be careful as a new COVID 19 variant is being detected by South African scientists. The warning is specifically targeted at international passengers who are travelling from Botswana, South Africa and Hongkong or vice versa. A new variant B1.1529 is reported in these countries.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan wrote to the states and UTs that people travelling to and fro from these countries are making other countries at risk. He added that the contacts of these international travellers must be tracked carefully.
The letter issued by the Centre said that many cases are registered of this new variant. 3 cases in Botswana, 6 in South Africa and 1 in Hong Kong are registered so far. The variant has a high number of mutations hence it can be dangerous for the country.
Check the full advisory here:
Scientists of South Africa are studying a new COVID 19 variant that is a cause for serious concern and it could potentially spread internationally. The new variant is assigned the Greek letter ‘Nu’ and it carries an unusually high number of mutations and it is very different from the other variants. Tulio De Oliveira said this at a media briefing on Thursday. She is a bio-informatics professor who runs gene sequencing institutions at two universities in South Africa.
With COVID 19 restrictions easing in India, people have started to travel more and attend events more. The COVID 19 scare seems to die down and a person is heading for the wedding season in full zest, but is the COVID 19 over? It is a question that we have to ask ourselves.
Till then you must wash your hands and keep wearing masks.
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