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London faces severe restrictions - it has detected a new mutation of the virus

London faces severe restrictions – it has detected a new mutation of the virus

The restrictions will take effect from midnight until Wednesday 16 December and mean, among other things, that restaurants and bars will be closed and that only home delivery and take-out will be available.

People are also not allowed to socialize in addition to the people you live with, or anyone closely identified with whom you communicate. This applies both indoors and to some extent outdoors.

In parks and on the beaches, groups may consist of a maximum of six people.

These measures are harsh, but we must not fail now, says Health Minister Matt Hancock, according to Reuters.

Cinemas should also be closed.

A sharp increase in the young

London Mayor Sadiq Khan described the spread of Covid-19 in the British capital as “extremely worrying” and called on the government to close all schools prematurely.

According to him, the number of positive Covid-19 tests should have risen by 75 percent in the 10-19 age group since last week.

– If the government is not careful, these children will transmit the infection to very vulnerable people when people rest during Christmas, Sadiq Khan says according to the BBC.

Essex and Hertfordshire are also affected by the new restrictions.

A new type of virus

Meanwhile, the Minister of Health warns of the discovery of a new type of virus, BBC reports.

According to Matt Hancock, more than 1,000 cases have been identified so far, the vast majority in the south of the UK. However, he indicates that the new mutation does not appear to be more dangerous, and at the present time it should not lead to problems in developed vaccines.

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But preliminary analyzes indicate that this variable spreads faster than previously existing variants, according to AFP.

Reduce the risk

BBC Medical Editor Fergus Walsh has urged people not to worry about the new boom.

“There are many different variables and in this case I wouldn’t explain much about this because that’s what viruses do, they mutate,” he wrote in Comment on the BBC.

The World Health Organization is aware of the new mutation, says WHO chief Michael Ryan.

This type of development is common in viruses, he says Watchman.

A mutant version of sars-cov-2 was previously discovered on mink farms in Denmark.