New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday requested the Central Government to immediately ban all the flights from UK in view of the mutations of new corona virus emerged in the United Kingdom.
“New mutation of corona virus has emerged in UK, which is a super-spreader.
I urge central govt to ban all flights from UK immediately.” tweeted the Chief Minister.
This is after Health Secretary of UK on Sunday said that the new strain of Covid-19 virus was found in UK is out of control.
CNN reported that, As of Monday, dozens of countries across Europe, the Middle east and the Americas had announced travel bans for the UK. Others such as Greece and Spain, have imposed restrictions that require travelers arriving from Britain t undergo Coronavirus test or undergo quarantine.
Scientists at EPH have yet to identify the exact mechanism for the likely increase in transmission, though typically a mutation in the spike protein, the part of the virus that attaches itself to host cells, can increase its transmissibility, said the England Public Health. All viruses mutate over time and new variants are a common emergence, including for the novel coronavirus.
A similar variant to the one identified in the UK has also been identified in South Africa, where scientists say it is spreading quickly along coastal areas of the country.