Al Jazeera: Südafrikanische Covid-Variante infektiöser als britische: Hancock
4 Jan 2021 British Health Minister Matt Hancock says he is ‘incredibly worried about the South African variant’ as cases surge in the country. Hancock has said the new COVID-19 variant identified in South Africa is a bigger risk than the highly infectious UK variant. [image: Richard Townshend, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons]
“I’m incredibly worried about the South African variant, and that’s why we took the action that we did to restrict all flights from South Africa,” Hancock told BBC Radio on Monday. Hancock said Britain needs to tighten restrictions in some areas of the country to tackle the rapid spread of a new variant.