New Covid-19 strain hits UK causing panic globally. The stain is said to be 70% more transmissible than the original virus.
This has forced many countries to shut their borders or travel ban with UK. Many fear this will cause more economic disruptions.
VUI – 202012/01 is the name given by UK scientists to the new stain and it also includes SARS-CoV-2 spike protein that infects human cells. These changes can lead to a quicker spread of coronavirus among human.
Many countries like Canada, Germany, France, Iran, Israel, Morocco and Colombia suspended flights from UK for 48 hours or more . Saudi Arabia closed all its border and flights regardless of origin country.