Posted by Jaymie Icke Posted on 19 December 2020

Chris Whitty (who of course always tells the truth) says new Covid strain that has ‘cancelled Christmas’ IS more contagious

Chris Whitty has this afternoon confirmed that a mutant Covid strain is more contagious – as he warns that cases are ‘rapidly rising’ in the South East. 

But England’s chief medical officer stressed there is nothing to suggest the new strain, called ‘VUI – 202012/01’, is more deadly or resistant to a vaccine.

Speaking at a Downing Street press conference this afternoon, Boris Johnson revealed that the variant was 70 per cent more transmissible than previous stains and could increase the country’s R value by 0.4.

The new strain has caused the PM to dramatically cancel Christmas for millions of people in an emergency press conference this afternoon.

A third of England – including London and swathes of the home counties – will be shifted up to a brutal new ‘Tier 4’ from midnight.

The draconian bracket means non-essential shops being forced to shut, and travel restrictions including a ‘stay at home’ order for Christmas Day itself – even though Mr Johnson insisted just days ago that it would be ‘inhuman’ to axe five-day festive ‘bubbles’.

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