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UK Launched Plans for ‘Global Pandemic Radar’

Published on May 25, 2021
Current Context: The government of the United Kingdom (UK) launched plans for a new ‘Global Pandemic Radar’.
UK Launched Plans for ‘Global Pandemic Radar’
  • The plans were launched to identify emerging Covid-19 variants and track new diseases around the world.
  • The implementation group for the plan will be led by World Health Organization (WHO) and will be supported by the Wellcome Trust, which is the global health charity trust.
  • Both the entities will work to launch the new international partnership to identify, track and share data on new coronavirus variants and monitor vaccine resistance in populations.
  • The UK aims to track the emerging variants and pathogens so that the vaccines to eradicate them can be developed at the early stage.
  • The plans were announced by UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson, ahead of the Global Health Summit hosted by Italy and the European Union (EU).
  • The ‘Global Pandemic Radar’ will be executed with a network of surveillance hubs by the end of 2021. The aim behind this is to improve global health security and the healthcare sector.

Question: 

Q.1 Which country launched plans for a new ‘Global Pandemic Radar’?
a. USA
b. Japan
c. UK
d. India
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