North East UK news People urged to 'act responsibly' as UK cases of Indian Covid variant double PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Figures show there are 1,313 cases of the VOC-21APR-02 variant in the country

North East UK news People urged to 'act responsibly' as UK cases of Indian Covid variant double PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Figures show there are 1,313 cases of the VOC-21APR-02 variant in the country

North East UK news  People urged to 'act responsibly' as UK cases of Indian Covid variant double PremierLeague-News.Com
13 May 2021 - 20:04

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! UK cases of an Indian variant of coronavirus have more than doubled in the past week, according to Public Health England data. Figures published on Thursday evening show there are 1,313 cases of the VOC-21APR-02 variant in the country, up from 520 the previous week. Dr Susan Hopkins, Covid-19 Strategic Response Director at PHE, said: "Cases of this variant are rising in the community and we are continuously monitoring its spread and severity to ensure we take rapid public health action. "We need to act collectively and responsibly to ensure that variants do not impact on the progress we have all made to drive down levels of Covid-19 and the increased freedom that brings. "That means you should pay attention to and act on the local health advice in your area. "Testing and isolating when required not only limits spread, it helps us to better understand how the variant behaves in the community which is vital to taking effective and proportionate action moving forward. "If you're asked to take a test please do. The way to limit the spread of all variants is the same. "Keep your distance, wash your hands regularly and thoroughly, cover your nose and mouth when inside, keep buildings well ventilated and meet people from other households outside.

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. "At the moment there is a very wide range of scientific opinion about what could happen," he said. "We want to make sure we take all the prudential, cautious steps now that we could take, so there are meetings going on today to consider exactly what we need to do. "There is a range of things we could do, we are ruling nothing out." Asked if local lockdowns were possible, Mr Johnson said: "There are a range of things we could do, we want to make sure we grip it. "Obviously there's surge testing, there's surge tracing. "If we have to do other things, then of course the public would want us to rule nothing out. "We have always been clear we would be led by the data. "At the moment, I can see nothing that dissuades me from thinking we will be able to go ahead on Monday and indeed on June 21 everywhere, but there may be things we have to do locally and we will not hesitate to do them if that is the advice we get." Read More Related Articles Prime Minister says 'nothing off table' to stop spread of Indian variant after North East outbreaks Read More Related Articles 'We'll tell you if there's a danger' – Newcastle public health boss on spread of Indian Covid strain

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