UK health secretary concerned over new Covid-19 variant

British Health Secretary Sajid Javid [Photo: The Times of Israel]

UK Health Secretary Sajid Javid says, UK scientists are deeply concerned about the new Covid-19 variant.

Though much is known about the virus, the British health secretary necessitates a need to learn more and test the live virus.

Additionally, Sajid says there is a significant number of mutations from the virus, which suggests that it may be transmissible and build immunity against the vaccines. 

This follows restriction protocols for travelers arriving in England.

All flights from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and Eswatini, are suspended in the region, in response to the discovery of the new coronavirus strain.

According to experts in South Africa, the variant is spreading faster among students in Pretoria.

As a result, experts from the World Health Organization are due to meet South African officials on Friday.

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