In Botswana, a new variant of the coronavirus with a mutant “constellation” has been identified. Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London, branded the mutation “really terrible” on Twitter.
London, November 25 (Xinhua)-According to official figures released Thursday, more than 10 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded in the UK since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The country has reported an additional 47,240 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 10,021,497.
The UK also recorded an additional 147 coronavirus-related deaths. The total number of coronavirus-related deaths in the UK is currently 144,433. These numbers only include the deaths of people who died within 28 days of the first positive test.
The latest data were obtained when coronavirus cases surged across Europe and the continent was once again the epicenter of a pandemic.
Meanwhile, in Botswana, a new variant of the coronavirus with a mutant “constellation” has been identified.
Scientists designated as B.1.1.529 are still uncertain whether existing antibodies will respond well to mutants with 32 peplomer mutations.
Tom Peacock, a virologist at Imperial College London, branded the mutation “really terrible” on Twitter.
François Burrow, Professor and Director of Computational Systems Biology, said: University College London Institute of Genetics.
“We need to closely monitor and analyze for the time being, but unless the frequency starts to increase in the near future, there is no reason to be overly concerned,” Barrow said.
Earlier this month, UK Deputy Chief Medical Officer Jonathan Vantam said modeling “has become difficult to clearly understand whether things are going up or down.”
“We are in some potentially difficult months during the winter,” he told reporters.
But Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson said earlier this week that “there is no data saying that we need to move to Plan B” in the UK.
After addressing the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) annual meeting, Johnson told reporters, “The best thing you can do is get a booster. If you are called, please do so. “
Plan B includes advice for working from home and requirements for wearing a mask in certain scenarios.
In a recent report, the National Audit Office (NAO) said the coronavirus pandemic exposed UK vulnerabilities to system-wide emergencies and was not ready for the UK government.
According to NAO, the government did not respond to warnings from pandemic simulations conducted prior to COVID-19 based on the outbreak of influenza.
Gareth Davies, head of NAO, said: They weren’t prepared for a pandemic like COVID-19 and didn’t learn important lessons from the simulation exercises they performed. “
In conclusion, NAO called on the UK Government to strengthen its readiness for emergencies throughout the system. The Cabinet Office has proposed establishing who will lead and manage the risks of the entire system and strengthening the monitoring and assurance arrangements for emergency preparedness of the entire system.
Meanwhile, according to a survey, the NHS is facing “the most difficult winter in history” and almost 90% of hospital trust leaders feel “extremely concerned”.
The NHS provider who conducted the survey said that cases of COVID-19 were “well below” the January peak, but some confidence was “beyond the full range.”
The government is asking social care staff to offer a cash bonus of around £ 500 to prevent them from going to work at “hospitality, supermarkets, or online businesses such as Amazon.”
According to the latest figures, more than 88% of people over the age of 12 are initially vaccinated and more than 80% are both vaccinated in the UK. Over 28% have received a third dose of booster jab or coronavirus vaccine.
To bring life back to normal, countries such as the United Kingdom, China, Germany, Russia and the United States are competing with time to deploy the coronavirus vaccine.
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