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Politics newest information: Kent Covid variant as much as 30 per cent extra lethal, says Sir Patrick Vallance – watch dwell
Boris Johnson to present press convention at 5pm – watch dwell Ministers contemplate £500 fee for optimistic Covid take a look at Boris Johnson suggests lockdown might final till summer season Fraser Nelson: Vaccines may usher in Fortress Britain Coronavirus newest information: R-rate falls under 1 throughout the UK Subscribe to The Telegraph for a month-long free trial The UK variant of coronavirus may be as much as 30 per cent extra lethal, Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance has warned. “There may be proof that there’s an elevated danger for individuals who have the brand new variant, in comparison with the outdated variant,” Sir Patrick instructed a No10 press convention. Sir Patrick burdened the info was “unsure”, however steered that for a person in his 60s, the danger of demise with the brand new variant is 13 in 1000 fairly than 10 in 1000. Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated: “We have been knowledgeable as we speak that along with spreading extra rapidly it additionally now seems that there’s some proof that the brand new variant, the variant that was first recognized in London and the South East, may be related to a better diploma of mortality.” The brand new variant, which has now been reported throughout the UK and in a number of different international locations, can also be extra transmissable. The warnings got here as Sir Patrick stated the variants which had emerged in South Africa and Brazil may be much less prone to the vaccines which were developed. Comply with the newest updates under.