New COVID Variant Is 'Something to Keep an Eye On'

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They also rose across Basildon, Brentwood, Harlow, Epping Forest, Castle Point, Rochford, Maldon, Braintree, Chelmsford, Thurrock and Southend-on-Sea in Essex and Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Watford and Three Rivers in Hertfordshire - all of which will go into Tier 3.

Hancock also said that a new variant of Covid-19 had been identified in the southeast of England. The announcement was made in the House of Commons Monday morning.

The health minister of Britain has announced on Monday that London is witnessing the highest level of restrictions due to the spiralling rate of Covid-19 infection, as per media reports.

The surge of COVID-19 cases in southern England may be associated with a new variant of coronavirus, Hancock told lawmakers.

The restrictions will also ask residents to not meet anyone indoors for social gatherings, unless they live in the same household or bubble. We have seen actually in the age group for which there is the biggest increase in the virus, those aged between 10 and 19, in fact the last week for which we have figures in London saw a 75 per cent increase in the virus amongst these children.

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Ashanti , who coughed a couple of times throughout her address, added that she was "super-bummed" by the turn in events. It has previously featured duels between Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, Ludacris and Nelly, as well as Brandy and Monica .

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Mr Djanogly says Huntingdonshire has consistently maintained one of the lowest levels of infection in the country and yet finds itself in a higher tier than it was in before the second national lockdown. "Similar variants have been identified in other countries over the last few months", he said, adding that the World Health Organisation has been notified about the variant and that it is unlikely to cause more serious disease than other variants of the coronavirus.

"So many pubs, restaurants, bars, cafes and hotels, having invested so much to make their venues safe, are only just clinging on by the skin of their teeth but will be forced to take another huge hit", complained Kate Nicholls, chief executive of the UK Hospitality trade body. Therefore, on the balance of probability, the variant identified in the United Kingdom is arguably unlikely to have altered the properties of SARS-COV-2.

This is going to be very tough for all Londoners, but we support the Secretary of State's decision as the only available option to stop the spread of the virus in London and protect the NHS and save lives.

Mr Khan said: "We heard from Matt Hancock yesterday that it appears the Government is looking at this again".

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