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EMERGENCY MEETING: SAGE express concerns over Indian coronavirus variant

EMERGENCY MEETING: SAGE express concerns over Indian coronavirus variant

Published on 13-05-21

 

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies - SAGE - is expected to hold an emergency meeting following the spread of the Indian coronavirus variant throughout the UK.

A recent study suggest that Coronavirus cases in England are at their lowest level since last summer. However, the Indian variant of the virus is currently causing serious concern as it makes its way across the country.

The latest developments could impact the next phase of lockdown easing, and see a delay to the Prime Minister’s roadmap. SAGE plan to meet today to discuss the situation.

There is some promising news though, as the European Medicines Agency said on Wednesday that it felt confident that the roll out of the vaccine is proving to be effective against the variant, with some British scientists saying they agree.


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