Prayer #278: For the Observance of the New Strain of COVID-19 in Various Countries
The new strain of COVID-19, termed VUI-202012/01, first identified in the United Kingdom, is now being reported in other countries. This new COVID mutation has now been found in Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Japan, and Canada. This strain is believed to be up to 70% more contagious. Health officials are currently conducting investigations in California to see if the new mutation is the reason for the recent unexpected acceleration of new cases of the virus there. As of today, the United States is requiring all airline passengers arriving from the U.K., where most of the cases of the new strain have been identified, to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of their departure. The COVID-19 vaccines should still be effective against this new strain, health officials have stated.
Pray that this new strain of COVID-19 would soon die out and that indeed, the vaccines would be effective against it. Continue to pray for the U.K., which is going through a strict lockdown during the holiday period.
Ps. 34:7: "The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them."