New Variant of Coronavirus in Lahore
The new epidemic of the coronavirus is now spreading rapidly around the world, following in the footsteps of the United Kingdom.
The new strain of coronavirus has not only reached Lahore but also confirmed the new virus in the UK returned woman. The woman reached Lahore via Dubai from the United Kingdom. Samples were taken for the covid test of the said woman staying in a private hotel in Lahore; however, the report has been positive.
It should be noted that the cases of the new epidemic of coronavirus that has emerged in the UK have reached more than 15 countries including Sweden, Canada, Spain, and Japan. The new virus has led to the introduction of tier four restrictions on millions of people living in said countries.
Recently, several countries had also imposed travel restrictions with the UK at various times.
Government advisers on the new infection are somewhat convinced that it is more easily transmitted than other types of the virus. On the other hand, in order to control the new virus, medical staff, and care home residents have been vaccinated in different European countries.
Why is this new type of virus a cause for concern?
According to the WHO official, the new type of virus was point out in September, and patients have been increasing worldwide rapidly replacing the old version of the virus. This new variant of Covid-19 is said to be changing, affecting the most important part of the previous virus and up to 70% more transmissible than the previously dominant strain in the UK. What we understand is that it does have increased transmissibility, in terms of its ability to spread.
“The increase in transmissibility of new variant of coronavirus is likely to lead to a large increase in incidence, with Covid-19 deaths and hospitalization projected to reach higher levels in 2021 than were observed last year in 2020, even if regional layers restrictions implemented before 19 December are continues,” said researchers.