In addition to the Netherlands, Denmark, and Australia, the highly contagious coronavirus mutation, which was initially detected in the United Kingdom, has already infiltrated two other countries - Iceland and Italy. This was announced by an expert of the World Health Organization (WHO) Maria van Kerkhove, Deutsche Welle reports.
All these countries, with the exception of Denmark, have reported only isolated cases.
WHO Emergency Relief Coordinator Michael Ryan is convinced that a new version of the virus can be brought under control. The list of recommendations would remain the same as before: adhering to social distance, restrictions of direct contact, and hygiene measures.
As we reported earlier, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care of the United Kingdom Matt Hancock stated that the situation with the new strain of COVID-19 had gotten out of control.
"It (the new strain) is an enormous challenge, until we can get the vaccine rolled out to protect people. This is what we face over the next couple of months," he noted.