Updated: December 20, 2020, 9:38 pm IS
New Delhi [India]December 20 (ANI): In a new development, the Union Department of Health will hold a high-level meeting on Monday to discuss the new strain of coronavirus in the UK.
A senior government official said the Joint Monitoring Group (JGM) had decided to hold a meeting to discuss the new strain of Covid in the UK. World Health Organization officials are likely to attend the meeting, the official said.
“With regard to India, there are still no significant changes or mutations in the Covid strain. We are investigating the coronavirus strains in our country very closely. But yes, we are also following what is happening in the world about the variants of the COVID-19- Tribal, “said the official.
According to international media reports, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Saturday that the new coronavirus virus strain was far easier to transmit.
Johnson immediately announced on Saturday that London and south east England would be “staying home” to slow down new strains that are reported to be far more contagious. (ANI)