Written by on December 21, 2020

The World Health Organization says it is in the close contact with United Kingdom officials over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus.

The new variants is spreading more rapidly than the original version, but is not believed to be more deadly.

Along with the United Kingdom, the same mutation of the covid-19 virus has also been detected in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia.

There is no evedence to suggest the new variant reacts differently to vaccines.

In the UK, large parts of South-east England, including London are now under a new stricter level of restrictions in a bid to curb the rapidly spreading virus.

On Sunday 20 December 2020, the NetherlandS introduced a ban on passenger flight from the UK until first of January because of the new variant.

Meanwhile, a number of European countries has ban travel from the UK to prevent the spread of a more infectious variant of coronavirus.

Both the Netherlands and Belgium has suspended flights, Trains to Belgium has also been banned.

Italy’s foreign minister has indicated his Government plans to ban flights.

France and Germany are reportedly planning similar action.

The new variant has spread fast in London and South-East England.

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