Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health'

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Published on November 26, 2021 - Duration: 01:47s

Health Secretary warns new COVID variant 'could pose substantial risk to public health'

Sajid Javid told MPs in a Commons statement that the new variant identified in South Africa is 'of huge international concern', amid fears the strain, which 'could defeat vaccines' may reach the UK.


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COVID-19

Contagious disease caused by SARS-CoV-2
India saw a single day rise of 226 coronavirus infections, while active cases declined to 4,434, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday...
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While Covid-19 cases in India dipped sharply in November to the lowest since the pandemic’s first month (March 2020), there was a sudden surge in testing in..
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Chinese authorities have eased some COVID restrictions in selected cities across the country following recent widespread anti-lockdown protests.
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South Africa

Country in Southern Africa
South Africa's World Cup winner Sbu Nkosi, who was reported missing by his club side the Bulls, is found 'safe and sound'.
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Sajid Javid

British Conservative politician, MP for Bromsgrove
Sajid Javid has announced he will not stand in the next general election.
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Member of parliament

Representative of the voters to a parliament
Michael Gove is set to drop the government's target to build 300,000 homes every year following an angry backlash from his own party's MPs.
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As of Sunday night, 26 MPs had said they intend to stand down at the next general election - 13 Conservatives, 12 Labour and one Plaid Cymru.
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The total value of fraud in three COVID-19 schemes totalled £4.5bn, of which the taxpayer is only going to get £1.1bn back, the head of HM Revenue and Customs..
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