Source Title: the UK will conduct door-to-door testing of mutated virus strains found in South Africa
On February 1, local time, the British government announced that it would conduct door-to-door testing of a mutant strain of the new coronavirus found in South Africa in Surrey, southeast England.
So far, two cases related to the variant virus found in South Africa have been found in woking Town, Surrey. However, neither of them has ever traveled to South Africa or been exposed to previous infection cases.
Starting Monday afternoon, Surrey County Council staff will provide door-to-door swab tests for 9500 people in woking and St. John’s districts, and plan to conduct house inspections in nearby areas later this week.
According to BBC Radio Surrey, cases of infection with the variant virus found in South Africa have also been found in London, West Midlands, Hertfordshire and Kent, England.
At present, there is no evidence that this mutation will cause more serious diseases to most infected people, but whether the mutation will be easier to spread and whether the existing vaccines are effective for it are generally concerned by the public. (CCTV reporter Kang Yubin)