New coronavirus strain: India bans flights from UK; Health Minister says no need to panic

The discovery of a new strain of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the Covid-19 illness, has caused alarm in the United Kingdom. The variant has triggered concern and prompted several countries to stop incoming flights from the UK. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan Monday said the government was on alert about the new strain of coronavirus that has emerged in the United Kingdom and asked people not to panic.