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Headlines: Six UK Returnees Found Infected With New, More Infectious Coronavirus Strain In India

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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