A new mutation of Covid from Nepal threatens foreign holidays that has spread to Europe, it is reported.
Officials fear the ‘Nepal version’ is resistant to vaccines – and government scientists are already warning ministers about the dangers of the strain.
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Whitehall sources told daily Mail There will be some additions to the travel green list amid concerns that the Brits’ hard work cannot yet be undone.
And the newspaper claims that there is also fear Portugal could lose its green position The Nepal version can be traced as of today.
Scientists at the Joint Biosafety Center are reportedly concerned about rising infection rates and the emergence of mutations in holiday hotspots.
Portugal was the first of 12 countries and territories to be given green status just three weeks ago.
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However, a member of the SEZ said Britain need not worry too much right now.
“There are thousands of types,” he said.
“This is a virus that is changing all the time.”
And Tory Peer Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith, president of the Airport Operators Association, told the publication: “How many more types should we be concerned about?
“What matters is the data and the success of our vaccination program.”
Hospitals in Nepal are on the verge of collapse following a tragic spike in Covid cases.
The number of new infections recorded in a day fell to less than 100 in March.
But by mid-May, more than 9,000 new cases were being reported a day.
Nepal’s second wave has been Due to the huge increase in infections in neighboring India, which has recorded the worst daily death toll since the pandemic began.
But now experts say a more worrying form has been identified.
It comes as experts and officials say the Indian mutation will become dominant in Britain after spreading rapidly during the spring.
Despite the emergence of disturbing forms, it is expected that Eight more countries to be added to the Green List in a few hours.
Travel expert Paul Charles believes that both the Canary and Balearic Islands in Spain could be linked with Malta and Morocco.
But some sources say tensions in Nepal and concerns over a slow rollout of vaccines across Europe will result in “extremely limited” the number of new countries opening up to UK travelers.
This means that holidays in Europe may be restricted to August.
Ministers reportedly believe that month will be a big reboot for foreign travel.
the mainland Spain likely to remain on amber list until 20 July.
The PM said Britain should be “cautious” about its holidays.
“We have to continue to put countries on the red list, on the amber list, when it is necessary and I want you to know that we will have no hesitation in moving countries from the green list to the amber list on the red list, if we have to. is,” he said.
“The priority is to continue the vaccine rollout to protect the people of this country.”
Despite concerns over Indian tensions, The PM has been told to “go with it” and lift the lockdown completely on June 21.
Tory Grand Sir Ian Duncan Smith has asked the Prime Minister to ignore the “panic scientists” and go ahead with ‘Independence Day’ as planned.
He said he had a “terrible feeling” that stage four would not proceed – because “everyone is very upset”. In the wake of Dominic Cummings’ evidence about the government’s response.
Urging ministers to “move forward on June 21”, he said many were hearing “outrageous notions” to “panic” scientists.
“They keep saying: ‘We’re going to listen to the science’,” he said.
“But they’re not — they’re listening to scientists. Science is what you make of it. We haven’t seen any increase in hospitalizations.”
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