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New Covid-19 strain observed in Pakistan

Source : 112 Ukraine

Three new cases confirmed; all infected returned from the UK
16:21, 29 December 2020

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In Pakistan, three cases of infection observed with the new strain of coronavirus earlier detected in the UK as the office of Minister for Health & Population Welfare, Government of Sindh reported.

12 people, who returned to Pakistan from the UK, passed obligatory testing for coronavirus. Six samples provided a positive result; three samples showed a 95% match with the new variant of the virus.

Currently, the Office of the Health in the province continues to establish a circle of people who had contact with infected.

Earlier, it was reported that six cases of infection with the new Covid-19 strain were reported in India.

Related: Europe rushes to boost vaccine output to speed pandemic exit

Earlier, Prime Minister of the UK Boris Johnson stated that a new coronavirus strain was identified in the UK.

The World Health Organization urged Europeans to strengthen approaches to control and prevent the spread of the virus due to the appearance of a new strain of coronavirus in some European countries.

The new strain was observed in a number of countries, including Germany, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Australia and Canada.

Related: CovidUkraine: 6,988 new cases, 232 deaths observed per day

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated that the world has overcome not all problems tied with the coronavirus pandemic. The future challenges are new strains of coronavirus.

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