Saamana editorial on new COVID-19 strain

Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana stated its concerns regarding the new COVID-19 strain becoming a "super-spreader" with 70 per cent increased transmissibility rate.

Saamana editorial on new COVID-19 strain

With the discovery of a new mutation of the coronavirus strain in the United Kingdom becoming a "super-spreader" with 70 per cent increased transmissibility rate, Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana, stated concerns regarding the same.

The editorial piece stated, "The whole world is in a state of social exclusion after the discovery of a new infectious form of the coronavirus in Britain. In view of the situation, Maharashtra Chief Minister Thackeray has imposed a night curfew in the state. Therefore, once again, cities like Mumbai-Thane-Pune will have to suffer huge financial losses, but as a precautionary measure, these drastic steps will have to be taken”.

The Maharashtra government earlier on Monday, December 21, decided to impose night curfew from December 22 in municipal corporation limits in the state. Moreover, the curfew is to remain in force from 11 pm to 6 am every day till January 5. This announcement came after CM Uddhav Thackeray chaired a meeting to review the coronavirus situation in the state and implementation of preventive measures to curb the spread of the contagious disease.

On the other hand, Thackeray further stated that the passengers coming to the state from European countries will have to remain under compulsory institutional quarantine for 14 days starting December 22.

The editorial further spoke about Prime Minister Johnson and his schedule to travel to India in January 2021 as the chief guest at the Republic Day parade in Delhi. However, as per reports, it is still too early for the UK government to decide on PM Johnson’s visit although the trip may not be possible if this level of infection and spread continues.

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