WHO experts to meet over new Variant, EU ease travel bans
WHO experts to meet over new Variant, EU ease travel bans

World Health Organisation (WHO) experts were set to meet on a response to a new fast-spreading Covid strain in the UK, the european countries on Wednesday began lifting travel bans put in place to contain the virus. The new coronavirus variant has reversed the UK situation and aroused the global panic just as vaccines are being rolled out. But the European Commission on Tuesday urged EU nations to lift travel bans imposed on Britain in recent days. 

The new strain of the virus, which is being detected at various other countries but in small numbers appears to spread more easily than other types but experts say there is no evidence it is more lethal or resistant to vaccines. The World Health Organisation in Europe said its experts to convene on Wednesday to discuss how to handle the outbreak, saying "limiting travel to contain spread is prudent until we have better info". 

WHO's Europe director Hans Kluge tweeted that the organisation would "discuss strategies for testing, reducing transmission & communicating risks". "Flight and train bans should be discontinued given the need to ensure essential travel and avoid supply chain disruptions," the EU said. Britain now seems to be an isolated child, and one of the biggest concerns was France's ban on freight traffic as part of a 48-hour blockade on the movement of people across the English Channel. 

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