Mayor of New York announced medical aid to India
China cancels Everest for fear of spreading corona from Nepal
London: Anthony Hernandez, a UK vaccination program adviser and professor at Oxford University, says vaccines given to prevent corona have proved less effective in preventing infection than India’s Corona variant B1.617.2.
Hernández, vice-chairman of the Joint Committee on Immunization and Immunization, said that the decision to make lockout easier in England should be taken with extreme caution. As of now it is not clear how contagious the Corona version of India is. But he said that so far there is no evidence that the virus is refusing the vaccine.
The vaccine may be less effective against a mild infection but we do not consider it less effective against a severe infection but since it is less effective against mild infection, it will certainly be less effective against its spread. Harnden told the BBC that everything was under review.
England are set to ease the lockdown from Monday, but they are taking a cautious stance as cases in the Corona version of India have doubled in a week. Prime Minister Boris Jones said on Friday evening, “I have been told that this version is slightly more contagious, so we will reduce the restrictions somewhat.” But if this variant is more contagious then we have to take tough decisions.
Meanwhile, China has canceled its efforts to climb Mount Everest in the wake of the Koro epidemic in Nepal. China issued permits to 38 Chinese climbers to climb the 8,849-meter peak in the spring. Last year no one was allowed to climb Everest. However, Nepal has allowed 408 people this year.
The corona test positive of many climbers brought back from Nepal Everest Base Camp. Two climbers, a Swiss and an American, have been killed. Meanwhile, the first repatriation flight of Qantas Airlines carrying 80 Australian tourists from New Delhi to Australia has landed at Darwin Airport.
The flight landed at the Royal Australian Air Force Base at 9 am. The passengers aboard this flight were taken to Howard Spring Center. A total of 150 Australians were to return from India on the flight, but 70 of them were not allowed to board the flight after being found Corona positive.