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‘New COVID-19 strain in Britain normal part of virus evolution’: WHO

Dr Michael Ryan

Dr Michael Ryan

Executive director of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Health Emergencies Program Dr Michael Ryan, in an online briefing on Monday, claimed that the new highly contagious strain of COVID-19, that has emerged in Britain, was a part of the normal evolution of a pandemic. 

 

We have to find a balance. Its very important to have transparency, its very important to tell public the way it is, but its also important to get across that this is normal part of virus evolution, Ryan said. 

 

?Being able to track a virus this closely, this carefully, this scientifically in real-time is a real positive development for global public health, and the countries doing this type of surveillance should be commended, he added.

 

WHO officials maintained that they had no evidence that the variant made people sicker or was more deadly than existing strains of COVID-19, although it did seem to spread more easily.

 

Countries imposing travel curbs were acting out of an abundance of caution while they assess risks. That is prudent. But it is also important that everyone recognises that this happens, these variants occur, he further said.

 

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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