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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Mon 17th May, 2021 6:42am
May 17 (Reuters) - Here's what you need to know about the
coronavirus right now:
    
    Free at last to hug and party: UK reopens for business
    Friends will hug, pints will be pulled and swathes of the
British economy will reopen on Monday, giving 65 million people
a measure of freedom after the gloom of a four-month coronavirus
lockdown.
    Beside the euphoria, though, there is also anxiety. There is
growing concern about variant B.1.617.2, which British
scientific advisers say will become the dominant variant in the
United Kingdom and is more transmissible than B.1.1.7 (the
variant first identified in Kent, England).  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL8N2N146H
    
    Indian virologist quits govt panel after airing differences
    A top Indian virologist has resigned from a forum of
scientific advisers set up by the government to detect variants
of the coronavirus, he told Reuters on Sunday, weeks after
questioning the authorities' handling of the pandemic. Shahid
Jameel, chair of the scientific advisory group of the forum
known as INSACOG, declined to give a reason for his resignation.
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N2N30D5
    Reuters reported earlier this month that INSACOG, the Indian
SARS-CoV-2 Genetics Consortium, warned government officials in
early March of a new and more contagious variant of the
coronavirus taking hold in the country. Asked why the government
did not respond more forcefully to the findings, Jameel had told
Reuters he was concerned authorities were not paying enough
attention to the evidence as they set policy.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2MQ044
    
    Children susceptible to virus variants, Singapore warns
    Singapore warned on Sunday that the new coronavirus
variants, such as the B1617 strain first detected in India, were
affecting more children, as the city-state prepares to shut most
schools from this week and draws up plans to vaccinate
youngsters. It was not clear how many children had contracted
the strain.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N2N304I
    Though Singapore's daily cases are still only a fraction of
the numbers being reported among its Southeast Asian neighbours,
infections have been increasing in recent weeks. From Sunday,
the government implemented its strictest curbs on gatherings and
public activities since a lockdown last year.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2N1091
    
    Daily record of cases, including jail clusters, in Thailand
    Thailand reported on Monday a daily record of 9,635 new
coronavirus cases, including 6,853 infections among prisoners
from jail clusters, as the Southeast Asian country struggles
with a third wave of infections.
    Thailand has administered 2.2 million doses of COVID-19
vaccines to frontline workers and high-risk groups so far using
imported doses of vaccines developed by China's Sinovac Biotech
and AstraZeneca. A broader vaccination drive is expected to
start in June with locally manufactured AstraZeneca doses.
Vaccine registration opened to the public this weekend with a
goal of inoculating 70% of adults in the country of more than 66
million people.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N2N4023
    
    Taiwan urges no panic-buying as restrictions kick off
    Taiwan appealed to people to avoid panic-buying of items
such as instant noodles and toilet paper as new curbs on
gatherings and movement took effect to rein in the spread of
COVID-19 during a spike in domestic infections.  urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL2N2N3013
    Taiwan raised its coronavirus alert level in the capital,
Taipei, and the surrounding city, on Saturday, imposing two
weeks of restrictions that will shut many venues and limit
gatherings. It reported 206 new domestic infections on Sunday.
 urn:newsml:reuters.com:*:nL1N2N201D
    
    

 (Reporting by Karishma Singh, Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)
 ((Karishma.Singh@thomsonreuters.com;))
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