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London/Sputnik: A variant of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that was first identified in southeast England in September is not only highly contagious but also seems to be more lethal than other COVID-19 strains circulating in the UK, new research published on Wednesday has found. more
Kent coronavirus variant might ‘sweep world’, warns UK scientist

London/UNI: The head of the United Kingdom's genetic surveillance programme Sharon Peacock warned on Thursday that the coronavirus variant which was first recorded in southeast Englan ...

UK vaccine Minister says not planning vaccine passports

Moscow/Sputnik: The United Kingdom does not plan to introduce vaccine passports that would potentially allow people to travel, a minister in charge of COVID-19 vaccine deployment said Sun ...

More people die from COVID-19 in UK now than during 1st wave: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: The current death toll from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom has outnumbered the death toll recorded last spring and summer, Sky News reported, citing its own analysis of fi ...

UK registers almost 55,000 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours: Government

London/Sputnik: The United Kingdom registered 54,990 COVID-19 cases within the past 24 hours, a drop from 57,725 the day before, according to government figures.

UK testing new drug to prevent COVID-19 development after Coronavirus contraction: Reports

Moscow/Sputnik: UK scientists are testing a new drug to prevent people, who have been exposed to the coronavirus, from falling ill with COVID-19, media reported.

Panama bans entry of people who recently stayed or transited through UK, South Africa

Buenos Aires/Sputnik: Panama is temporarily prohibiting people who have recently been to the United Kingdom or South Africa from entering the country, the Ministry of Health said in a sta ...

New COVID-19 variants under the microscope as travel bans mount over UK mutation

New York: The UN health agency chief said on Monday that scientists have been working to understand new COVID-19 variants that have been reported in South Africa and the United Kingdom.

Italy detects new mutated coronavirus strain in returnee from UK: Health Ministry

Rome/UNI: The new coronavirus strain with mutations has been detected in Italy in a person who recently returned from the United Kingdom, the Italian Health Ministry said on Sunday.

New COVID-19 virus: WHO maintaining 'close contact' with UK officials

London: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said it is maintaining a 'close contact' with UK officials over the emergence of a new variant of coronavirus.