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COVID-19: Indian variant could ‘sabotage’ easing of coronavirus lockdown rules in UK, expert warns | UK News

The Indian coronavirus mutation could “sabotage” the UK’s march to freedom, a leading scientist has warned.

It intervenes despite the lockdown and the vaccination program leading to cases falling to a seven-month low.

COVID-19[female[feminine infections across the UK have fallen to the lowest level since autumn, according to the latest figures.

But an immunology professor said the country should be wary of a third wave of coronavirus after 77 cases of the B.1.617 variant, which was first discovered in India, were found.

Danny Altmann of Imperial College said the discovery of the Indian variant should justify the country being placed on the UK. “red list” which means that incoming travelers must go through a hotel quarantine.

However, authorities have designated it as a variant under investigation (VUI) rather than a variant of concern.

And Downing Street has insisted Boris Johnson’s trip to India later this month – his first major international visit since reaching a Brexit trade deal with Brussels – will continue.

“I think we should be terribly worried about this,” Professor Altmann told BBC News.

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“These are (the worrisome variants) that may sabotage our escape plan the most right now and give us a third wave.” They are worrying. ”

Professor Altmann said he found it “mystifying” and “slightly confusing” that those coming from India were not required to quarantine in a hotel.

Meanwhile, the group that advises ministers on vaccine deployment has recommended that pregnant women be offered a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as the rest of the population.


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This notice was published: 2021-04-17 07:09:00