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Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Andhra Pradesh woman from Britain confirms new strain, escapes Delhi isolation center by train

7 British virus patients in the country: Andhra Pradesh woman from Britain confirms new strain, escapes Delhi isolation center by train

A new strain of corona found in Britain has infected 7 people in India. All have returned from Britain, including three in Bengaluru, two in Hyderabad and one in Pune. A woman came to Delhi on the 21st. She was kept in isolation but escaped and reached Andhra Pradesh. According to the ministry, between November 25 and December 23, a total of 33,000 tourists arrived at various Indian airports from Britain, with 114 crore infected so far. At present all these are kept in isolation in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and Goa. Their samples have been sent for second phase investigation i.e. genome sequencing. So far a new strain of corona has been found in six people, spreading 70% faster than the original form.

A child infected
in UP has so far found new strains of corona virus in seven people in India. All of these had recently returned from Britain. Of these, new strains have been confirmed in one sample each from UP, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The other three patients are from Karnataka. Along with this, information is also being received that a child in Uttar Pradesh has been confirmed to have a new strain. He is a resident of Meerut and had recently returned from Britain with his family. Meerut District Magistrate K Balaji said all the family members were in good health.

Two more dangerous variants of the corona virus have been found in Britain so far. The Indian government had on December 21 banned flights from Britain after the first variant was found. The ban has been imposed from 11.59 pm on December 22 to 11.59 pm on December 31. Those who had earlier flown to India underwent RT-PCR tests at the airport.

Here are 4 main reasons: 1. It spreads fast but death doesn't
increase. People who become infected do not have serious symptoms. - Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO

2. The vaccine succeeded on it
'The new strain has not changed much from the original virus. The vaccine made so far is effective on it. Covishield, Sputnik-5 vaccine effective. - Pro. Sanjay Rao, head of trials at AIIMS Delhi

3. All investigations
from Britain After November 25, 33 thousand people came from Britain. Everyone will be investigated. Those who have a new strain are isolated. - Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Ministry of Health

4. Genome sequencing of infected
people 'It was decided for the first time that genome sequencing of 5% of the total patients in the country will be done. This will make you realize how much the virus has changed. - Dr. V.K. Paul, National Covid Task Force

Flights to and
from the UK may be banned from December 23 to December 31 on flights from India to the UK. Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said the ban on all flights to and from Britain could be extended. 
What is genome sequencing?
Genome sequencing is a type of biodata of a virus. This test provides information on how capable the virus is, what it looks like, and so on. The method of collecting scientific data of a virus is called genome sequencing.

Know why the new strain is dangerous for India?

Viruses are constantly mutating, that is, their properties are constantly changing. Mutations cause the variant to expire on its own. However sometimes it becomes stronger and more dangerous than before. This process takes place so fast that even if the scientist does not understand one form, another new form comes to light. Scientists estimate that a new form of coronavirus found in Britain could spread at a rate of more than 70 per cent.
More than 1.02 crore people in India are currently infected with coronavirus. More than 1.47 lakh people have lost their lives in Corona. Genome sequences are scarce in India. In addition, the number of corona infected patients is also high here. If Corona's new strain finds favorable conditions in India, it could take more lives. Because every living thing has a genome. I.e. the set pattern of our genes. Sometimes this parton also changes but the evolved creature like man can also fix it.
Viruses that contain ribonucleic acid (RNA) genetic material cannot change body patterns. They cannot correct a change in their genome. The virus settles in the body parton. This is called mutation. That is, the new strain of the corona means that changes in the genome of the corona virus cannot be corrected on their own.
The new strain of corona virus found in Britain is called B.1.1.7. Preliminary investigations have shown that the mutated B.1.1.7 strain is highly contagious, but less dangerous, the scientists said in a preliminary investigation. That doesn’t mean it’s not fatal. This strain causes severe chest pain in patients. All other symptoms are similar to the old Corona virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that each country infected with the corona will undergo genome sequencing of 0.33 per cent of their current active patients. That is, virus genome sequencing of 1 patient out of 300 infected patients. This gives an idea of ​​the type of corona virus strain in patients.

How the corona virus has changed so far
There have been many changes in the corona virus. Some of these are as follows:

N501Y: This is a new strain in Britain. In it the amino acid N is written. It was at position-501 in the genetic structure of the corona virus. It has now been replaced by Y.

P681H: H has replaced the amino acid P at position-681 in this corona virus strain found in Nigeria. 
HV 69/70: This is the result of amino acid deletion at position-69 and 70 in strain corona virus. This change in the virus has also been observed in France and South Africa.

N439K: Research from the Covid-19 Genomics Consortium (CoG-UK) in the UK has revealed this new variant. K replaces the amino acid N located at position-439.

1.02 crore cases have been received in the
country , 98 lakh have been recovered. Only 16 thousand 72 cases have been received in the country on Monday. This figure is the lowest since June 23. Then 15 thousand 656 cases came. In the last 24 hours, 24 thousand 822 patients have been cured. While 250 patients have died. Thus, the number of active cases has decreased by 9011. Only 2.67 lakh patients are currently undergoing treatment. A total of 1.02 crore corons have been found infected so far. Out of which 98.06 lakh patients have recovered. 1.48 lakh patients have died.

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