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PremierLeague-News.Com - A new strain of coronavirus, believed to have originated in Brazil, has been detected making it the third variation

North East UK news Everything you need to know about the new Brazil coronavirus strain PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - A new strain of coronavirus, believed to have originated in Brazil, has been detected making it the third variation

North East UK news Everything you need to know about the new Brazil coronavirus strain PremierLeague-News.Com
14 January 2021 - 08:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A new strain of coronavirus believed to have originated in Brazil has been identified. Prime Minister Boris Johnson today said he is "very concerned" as the latest mutation was discovered in Japan after four people travelled from the Amazonas state to Tokyo earlier this month. Much is unknown about the variant, including whether vaccines will be effective against it, and scientists are not yet sure if it is more transmissable. At this stage it is not believed to make people more ill. Mr Johnson said there are "many questions" about the strain, which is being investigated by Japanese scientists, the Mirror reports. It is not known if it has already made its way to the UK. The Japanese National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID) says at the moment there is "no proof" that the variant is more infectious than previous Covid versions. However the newly-identified variant is believed to share characteristics with the UK strain A man in his 40s had difficulty breathing, while a woman in her 30s was suffering with a headache and a sore throat. Read More Related Articles Eight ways lockdown could be tightened to stop coronavirus ripping through UK Read More Related Articles See behind the scenes as mass testing starts at Churchill Community College in Wallsend The other two who tested positive for the variant were children, with one suffering from a fever. A health ministry official said at the weekend: “In order to further analyse the variant, we need to isolate it first. “It’s hard to say right now when we can release the details.” He warned it could be weeks or even months before more is known about the new variant. Japan announced the detection of the new variant on Sunday and reported it to the World Health Organisation after the arrival from Brazil of a number of individuals infected with the strain. It is the third major strain, following those thought to have originated in the UK and South Africa.

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. "Vaccines are still likely to be effective as a control measure if coverage rates are high and transmission is limited as far as possible," he added. Earlier today the PM told the Commons liaison committee: "We are concerned about the new Brazilian variant. "There remained many questions about the variant, including whether it would be resistant to the vaccines." Labour's Yvette Cooper said she would be "very reassured" to learn of additional measures being introduced, in addition to the requirement for people arriving in England from Friday to receive a negative test up to 72 hours before departure. Do we need tighter lockdown rules? Have your say in our survey below Mr Johnson replied: "Well we are and we're putting in extra measures to ensure that people coming from Brazil are checked and indeed stopping people coming from Brazil." The Labour MP said: "Are you, that's a new announcement?" "No, sorry, I said what we were looking at was the question of whether or not the Brazilian variant is immune resistant," Mr Johnson replied. Pressed on whether this means a travel ban being imposed on Brazil, he said: "We are taking steps to ensure that we do not see the import of this new variant from Brazil." Prof de Oliveria, who is leading South Africa’s effort to understand the new strain , said: “We know that B.1.1.248 has one mutation that is shared with the variant in the UK and South Africa, and that's the mutation at position N501Y. “This is one of the mutations that… is associated with fast transmission.”

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North East UK news Everything you need to know about the new Brazil coronavirus strain PremierLeague-News.Com


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