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After receiving a new corona strain in the UK, the Indian government banned flights coming from Britain. Prior to the stop, people who arrived in India by flights were tested at the airport RT-PCR.

The new strain of coronavirus that has surfaced in the UK has raised the concern of governments worldwide. This strain is 70% more infectious than the former coronavirus. There is also doubt about the effect of the vaccine on this. But, meanwhile, Indian scientists have succeeded in isolating this strain. India has become the first country in the world to do so.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday gave information about the identification of new strains of the virus found in the UK on social media. ICMR reported – UK mutants of coronavirus have been isolated.

The ICMR reported that isolating the mutants would allow the vaccine to be investigated. It can also help in finding a possible cure for the virus. Corona’s new strains found in the UK have also seen an impact in India, along with countries in Europe and Africa. As of Saturday, 29 people have been exposed to the new strain in the country. All these patients are placed in isolation.

Virus tracking since the beginning of Corona
The ICMR reported that coronaviruses (SARS-COV-2) have been tracked through labs spread across the country since the outbreak of the corona epidemic. This helped in understanding the changes in the virus.

Two new variants of Corona found in Britain
So far, two more dangerous variants of the corona virus have been found in Britain. Only after getting the first variant, the Government of India banned flights coming from Britain on 21 December. Those who arrived in India from earlier flights were tested RT-PCR at the airport itself.

New strain of virus spreads 70% faster
Mutations occur continuously in the virus, that is, its properties change. Most variants end up by mutation on their own, but sometimes it becomes many times stronger and more dangerous than before. This process happens so fast that scientists do not even understand one form and a new form comes out. Scientists estimate that the new form of coronavirus found in Britain can spread 70% faster than before.

Which countries found a new strain?
The new strain of corona virus was first discovered in Britain. Apart from Britain, cases of this new strain have been reported in India, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Japan, Lebanon, Singapore and Nigeria. On the other hand, a new strain of corona virus has also been found in South Africa. This is different from the new strain in Britain.

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