Health officials in England are to test 80,000 people for COVID-19 after it was discovered that the South African strain of the virus may be being community spread in some regions. Of 105 cases of the variant which have been identified in England, 11 appear to have no links to travel from that South Africa.
Teams of testers have been sent into eight postcodes areas of London as well as into selected of the West Midlands, East of England, South-East and the North-West where the virus has been identified.
The South African variant, like the earlier identified English varient, is thought to be more transmissible than the original virus, but there is at present no evidence that it causes more severe disease. So you are simply more likely to get it and to pass it on.
It isn’t known at the moment whether the current vaccines will be effective against it.
In light of this it becomes doubly important that people do not travel unless it is absolutely necessary.
And very specifically, politicians must no longer be allowed to come to our country from England for totally unnecessary visits, quite possibly bringing, with them, or within their large entourage of assistants, security, and media people, a trace of the virus.
That means YOU, you bloody idiot: