Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday stated the federal government is alert concerning the new coronavirus pressure in the UK and that there was no must panic. The federal government had completed every part that was essential to deal with the COVID-19 scenario within the final one 12 months, the well being minister stated.
Responding to a query on the panic over the brand new pressure and a requirement to ban flights from the UK, Vardhan advised reporters, “I’d say this to all that each one these imaginary conditions, imaginary talks, imaginary panic… do not contain your self on this.”
“The federal government is totally aware about every part. In the event you ask me, there isn’t a purpose to panic the best way we’re seeing on this press convention,” the minister added.
The Union Well being Ministry at present known as an pressing assembly of its Joint Monitoring Group to debate the emergence of the mutated variant of the coronavirus, which has led to a surge within the an infection charge within the UK.
In the meantime, various European international locations have banned flights from the UK because the British authorities warned that the potent new pressure of the virus was “uncontrolled” and imposed a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown from Sunday.
A surge within the an infection charge brought on by the brand new variant of the coronavirus has led to thousands and thousands coming into a stringent new stay-at-home lockdown within the UK from Sunday, with non-essential retailers and companies now closed.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced the brand new guidelines at a briefing from 10 Downing Avenue on Saturday night, which implies a deliberate five-day “Christmas bubble” of relaxed guidelines has been cancelled in favour of a brand new Tier four stage to the present three-tier lockdown system to attempt to management the surge in infections being brought on by the brand new mutation of the lethal virus.
“Plainly the unfold is now being pushed by the brand new variant of the virus,” Johnson stated.
“There isn’t a present proof to counsel the brand new pressure causes a better mortality charge or that it impacts vaccines and coverings though pressing work is underway to substantiate this,” stated Professor Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer for England.