As A New Strain Of COVID-19 Spreads In UK, People Flood Twitter With #Mutation Memes

With 2020 coming to an end, our expectations of having a happy, social, and coronavirus-free 2021 were soaring. But that dream was shattered when a new strain of Covid-19 was found in the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that this new strain is 70 percent more infectious than the OG virus, reports Business Today.

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Taking to Twitter, UK PM also announced that Christmas won’t be celebrated in the country, as planned.

However, Indian-American physician Dr. Vivek Murthy said that the new strain doesn’t appear to be any deadlier.

“This news from the UK appears to be about a new strain of the virus that’s more transmissible, more contagious than the virus we’ve seen prior to this,” NDTV quoted him saying. He added, β€œWhile it seems to be more transmissible, we do not have evidence yet that this is a more deadly virus to an individual who acquires it.” Deadlier or not, the news of the new variant of coronavirus has saddened us all.

Expressing their disappointment, people took to Twitter and started sharing jokes and memes about the Coronavirus mutation. Take a look at some of them here:

Looking at the risk, several countries including India, France, Germany, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, Iran among others have reportedly closed their borders for British flights.

Well, we just hope the new year is happier and healthier than 2020.

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