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South Korea detects first case of Brazilian strain of Coronavirus: KCDC

Seoul/Sputnik: South Korea has confirmed its first case of the new strain of coronavirus that was originally discovered in Brazil, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) said on Monday.

UK records over 1000 Covid deaths in single day, highest ever since April

London/IBNS: Britain on Wednesday recorded 1,041 new fatalities from the coronavirus.

New Coronavirus strain: 13 more infected in India, tally jumps to 71

New Delhi/UNI: With 13 more people testing positive for the new variant of Novel Coronavirus, the total number of such cases in the country rose to 71, the Union Health Ministry said here on Wednesday.

Twenty more in India infected with new Coronavirus strain

New Delhi/UNI: As many as 20 more people tested positive for the new UK variant of Novel Coronavirus, taking the total number of such cases to 58, the Union Health Ministry said here on Tuesday.

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.

India reports 5 new UK Coronavirus strain, tally increases to 25

New Delhi/UNI/IBNS: With five more people detected with the new Coronavirus strain, which was first found in Britain, the total number of such cases in India rose to 25, the Union Health Ministry update said on Thursday.

UK approves Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine

London/UNI: The United Kingdom on Wednesday approved a coronavirus vaccine developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, becoming the first country in the world to authorize the vaccine against the highly contagious virus.

West Bengal on high alert after first case of new UK coronavirus strain reported in Kolkata

Kolkata/IBNS: The West Bengal health department has put its machineries on high alert after the first case of the new UK strain of Coronavirus, which is reportedly 70 per cent more contagious than the existing one, was confirmed in Kolkata, sources said.

India plans to conduct genome sequencing on international travellers to test for mutant Covid variant

New Delhi/IBNS: India will be conducting genome sequencing on all international passengers who were symptomatic and tested positive for coronavirus in the last 14 days from Dec 9 to 22, the Centre said after six people tested positive for the UK mutant strain of the virus on Tuesday.

New coronavirus mutant strain case detected in Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada/UNI: The new coronavirus mutant strain case was detected in Andhra Pradesh's Rajamahendravaram.

Centre extends guidelines for surveillance against Covid-19 over UK virus strain

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre on Monday extended the earlier guidelines for surveillance, which will remain in force upto Jan 31, in the view of the spread of the new strain of coronavirus in the UK.

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.  

Fight against COVID-19: More than 600,000 UK citizens received 1st dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine

London/UNI: More than 600,000 people have received the Pfizer vaccine against the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the UK's Department of Health said on Thursday night.

New more infectious coronavirus strain from South Africa detected in UK: British health secy

London/IBNS: British Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Wednesday that a new, more infectious variant of coronavirus has been found in Britain in cases linked to South Africa.

22 people arriving from UK test positive for coronavirus, samples sent for advanced test

New Delhi/IBNS: Amid an alarm over the new strain of coronavirus first detected and rapidly spreading in Britain, 22 people who returned from the United Kingdom in the last few days tested positive for Covid-19.