Coronavirus UK news – South Africa variant door-to-door postcode hunt underway as 80k people tested to find EVERY case

MORE than 9.3 million people have now received the Covid vaccine, as the Government races to rollout jabs amid a deadly new virus strain.

During Monday’s Downing Street briefing, Matt Hancock announced there would be a door-to-door hunt for cases in numerous UK postcodes in order to stop these mutant strain infections becoming a national outbreak.

People living in the following postcodes must now stay indoors and get a coronavirus test as soon as possible: Ealing (W7) Haringey (N17) Croydon (CR4), Walsall (WS2), Maidstone (ME15), Woking (GU21), Broxbourne (EN10) and Southport in Preston (PR9).

It comes after the terrifying South African strain of coronavirus has been detected in Surrey sparking fears of a community outbreak.

Two locals with no travel links to South Africa have tested positive for the mutation, named 501YV2, which is feared to be 50 per cent more contagious than the original strain and could resist vaccines.

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