New strain of the virus

Well now there is this new strain and I believe those in control are worried. Since the beginning of Corona hospital have asked us to wear mask, and it even doesn’t matter if it cloth or surgical just wear a mask. Today the local hospital and doctors office has come out and mandated surgical mask only no cloth, nothing with valves and no shields. So I do believe this strain now must be more than we the public understand. I am taking this seriously and will be back again using mask everywhere, washing hands or/and using hand disinfection, avoiding crowds and trying to limit my interactions with people.