The new strain of coronavirus has been found in India with samples of six UK returnees testing positive for the Britain variant — three samples in Bengaluru’s NIMHANS, two in Hyderabad’s CCMB and one in Pune’s NIV. Maintaining the Covid-19 restrictions on various activities, the Centre said that there is a need for surveillance, containment and caution due to a surge globally and the emergence of a new variant of the virus in the UK. In a statement, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said it has issued fresh guidelines for surveillance with regard to Covid-19 that will remain in force till January 31, as it asked the states and union territories to keep a strict vigil to prevent any rise in cases during the New Year celebrations and the winter season. This and more news in today’s headlines.
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