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New virus variant: Britain stops travelers from South Africa

New virus variant: Britain stops travelers from South Africa

Six countries in South Africa have been affected by the travel ban, which comes into effect on Friday: South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland. British citizens are allowed to return home, but are asked to isolate themselves at home. From 4:00 a.m. Sunday, British time, all returnees will be required to stay in hotels. At the same time, everyone who has returned to the country in the last ten days is asked to take a PCR test BBC.

To date, no cases have been identified in the UK.

Experts fear that The virus has the ability to bypass the body’s immune system and make it more contagious.

According to British Health Minister Sajid Javed, researchers are “deeply concerned” about the new variant, which has twice as many mutations as the delta variant.

– This could indicate that it could be more contagious and that the vaccines we now have may be less effective, he says.

The new variant contains 50 mutations, more than 30 of which are localized to what is called nail protein, which the virus uses to attach and enter the body’s cells. Most vaccines, including the mrna vaccine used in Sweden, work through the immune system to develop antibodies to nail protein.

So far, there is only 59 cases of the new type were detected in South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana. Most cases are found in the province of Gauteng in South Africa.

South Africa’s Health Minister Joe Pahla has said there has been a sharp increase in the last four or five days. Sky News.

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Over the past week, the number of epidemics in South Africa has increased rapidly, and now researchers at South African universities are exploring whether the new variant can be linked to an increase.

On Friday, World Health Organization experts will meet with representatives from South Africa to assess the country’s progress.

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