Covid new strain warning: Increased infection risk with trips to Tesco, Sainsbury's & Asda

A doctor has warned that even simple trips to Tesco, Asda or Sainsbury’s could increase a person’s risk of catching the new COVID-19 strain.

Scientists and studies have found the main cause in the surge of cases is down to people not social distancing however it now seems that even grocery shopping could also be a factor.

The medic, who didn’t want to be named, spoke to My London and said: “I think it is a combination of the two.

“The worrying surge in cases is down to the new, more infectious variant as well as people not social distancing.

“I think that the new variant played a role, but to a degree London going into Tier 2 at the start of December, when people went to restaurants and pubs, hasn’t helped.

“It’s not even the restaurants and pubs, because I know people say they are socially distanced, but I think it’s the overall message that you’re in Tier 2, and we’re opening places to eat and drink, and people then feel they maybe don’t have to social distance so much, or maybe it wouldn’t be such a bad thing to congregate indoors.”

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