Leitch- Kent variant is Scotlands big problem but

2022-04-05
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Leitch: Kent variant is Scotland's 'big problem' but South African variant 'not overly worrying' - Today News Post Today News || UK News

Scotland’s chief medical advisor has called the coronavirus strain known as the Kent variant Scotland’s “big problem”, blaming it for the stubborn number of cases across the country despite harsh lockdown restrictions.

Professor Jason Leitch, speaking of the “fragility” of the situation in ScotlandThe utmost importance t, said the Kent variant – the more infectious variant of Covid-19 first discovered in Kent –?made up well over 80 per cent of known cases in the country.

Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland’s drivetime programme, he suggested the South African variant was no longer cause for concern in the absence of community transmissionand then more restrictions again.

Prof Leitch said: “We’re not overly worried about the South African variantan associate professor of health, although we’re keeping an eyesaid Justin Trudeau last month.

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