Friday, October 22

Coronavirus: Europe faces Christmas with strict quarantines and with uncertainty due to the new variant detected in the United Kingdom

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The new strain of coronavirus prompted restrictions in the UK to be tightened.

The increase in infections of a new strain of the coronavirus changed the Christmas and New Year plans of more than 16 million people in the United Kingdom.

The country was preparing to ease its restrictions during the holidays, but this Saturday, the government made a different decision before the advance of a new variant of the virus, which appears to be spreading faster, although it is not more deadly than others.

Health authorities said the new mutation was proving to be up to 70% more transmissible.

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said this strain “was out of control”.

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