UK Urges Millions in Indian COVID-19 Variant Hotspots to Minimise Travel

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The UK government has urged a total of 5.7 million people, the equivalent of 10 percent of the population of England, to minimise travel and to meet outside rather than inside in order to curb the spread of the Indian CCP virus variant. Addressing the House of Commons on Tuesday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said that a “strengthened package of support” will be provided for Greater Manchester and Lancashire to tackle rising infections of the Indian variant, also known as the Delta variant, of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus. As part of government recommendations, people in affected areas are being urged to meet outside rather than inside where possible, keep up social distancing, and minimise travel in and out of the areas where the variant is spreading rapidly. The areas are the local authorities of Bedford, Blackburn with Darwen, Kirklees, Leicester, Hounslow, and North Tyneside, along with the 10 …

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