The government had previously said the mutated variant appears to be as much as 70 percent more transmissible than other circulating strains.
How to respond
According to Public Health England, the way to control this virus is the same, whatever the variant. It will not spread if we avoid close contact with others.
Wash your hands, wear a mask, keep your distance from others, and reduce your social contacts.
“We currently have no evidence that the variant is more likely to cause severe disease or mortality, but we are continuing investigations to understand this better,” says PHE.
Published at Sat, 26 Dec 2020 10:07:00 +0000