COVID-19: Indian variant ‘around 40% more transmissible’ than Kent strain, Matt Hancock says

About This Source - Sky News

Sky News is a British free-to-air television news channel and organisation. Sky News is distributed via a radio news service, and through online channels. It is owned by Sky Group, a division of Comcast. John Ryley is the head of Sky News, a role he has held since June 2006.

Recent from Sky News:

  • Torquay feels COVID staffing crisis
  • Sky News Breakfast on Saturday morning
  • COVID-19 Pinging: small businesses struggle
  • Sky News published this video item, entitled “COVID-19: Indian variant ‘around 40% more transmissible’ than Kent strain, Matt Hancock says” – below is their description.

    The Indian (Delta) variant of COVID-19 is 40% more transmissible than the Kent (Alpha) strain, Matt Hancock has told Sky News.

    The Health Secretary said the new variant had made decisions behind the 21 June unlocking of restrictions “more difficult”.

    Sky News YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Children in Africa at risk from conflict, climate, COVID-19 | DW News
  • Torquay feels COVID staffing crisis
  • Dozens arrested for attending anti-lockdown protest amid Sydney’s worsening COVID outbreak | 7NEWS
  • Sydney’s housing market continues to soar despite COVID lockdown | 7NEWS
  • Will Americans need to mask up again?
  • In This Story: India

    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

    It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

    2 Recent Items: India

  • Frantic search for survivors as India’s flood death toll rises
  • Pre Series Press Briefing | Mickey Arthur | T20I series | India tour of Sri Lanka 2021
  • In This Story: Matt Hancock

    Matt Hancock is a British Member of Parliament, who is serving as Health Secretary under Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Hancock was alleged to have been having an affair, after photographs emerged of him apparently kissing a woman at his Ministerial workplace were published by The Sun newspaper on 25 June 2021.

    3 Recent Items: Matt Hancock

  • BREAKING: Health Secretary Sajid Javid tests positive for coronavirus
  • Did the UK get the Covid-19 vaccine faster thanks to Brexit? • FRANCE 24 English
  • BREAKING: Homes raided following Matt Hancock CCTV leak
  • Leave a Comment