UK covid strain case may arrive in India before December: AIIMS director

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Dr Guleria, a member of the National Task Force on Covid-19, said the country had a strong plan for “as long as there is vaccination”.

At least 20 cases of UK covid strain have been confirmed in India. Dr Randeep Guleria, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), said on Wednesday that the new covid strain had arrived in the country in November, probably due to the development of mutants in the UK in September. Was and the infection had spread there and probably the people who came from there were already infected there.

Asked if the first Kovid-19 evolution cases reported in the country in December, which were more than 70 per cent contagious, were already present in India. Guleria said: “It’s a possibility.” And it could be because we must remember that the UK strain was first released at the end of September and there were a lot of infected people in the UK at that time. “

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“It’s hard to say and it will depend on the data,” he said. Dr. “The SARS-COV-2 genomic consortia (INSACOG) is conducting research in our country, which has been looking at samples since November,” Guleria said.

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The director of the AIIMS said the number was not high but that many people from the country had come and gone to Britain since then. He says covid strains in the UK have been found to be more contagious. This is a matter of great concern. Dr. Guleria hopes that the Kavid-19 vaccine will be available in India soon.

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UK covid strain case may arrive in India before December: AIIMS director
UK covid strain case may arrive in India before December: AIIMS director

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