HealthInternational

South African COVID-19 Strain Spreads Even Easier than U.K. Variant, Britain Health Secretary Says

A new coronavirus variant discovered in South Africa is even more of a threat than the highly infectious strain in the U.K., Britain’s health secretary warned Monday.

“I’m incredibly worried about the South Africa variant, and that’s why we took the action that we did to restrict all flights from South Africa,” British Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock said on BBC radio, the New York Post reported. “This is a very, very significant problem … and it’s even more of a problem than the U.K. variant.”

Though only two cases of the South African variant have been verified in the U.K., Hancock told ITV News that it seemed even easier to transmit than the U.K. strain, the Post reported.

“We’ve got to keep an eagle eye on this one because it is even harder to deal with than the U.K. variant,” he said, the Post reported.

Tags
Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Subscribe today for free and be the first to have news and information delivered directly to your inbox.

Select list(s) to subscribe to


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact
Close

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker