Ukrainian military doctors detected 21 new cases of infection with Covid-19. The Command of Medical Forces of Ukraine's Armed Forces reported that on December 21.
"Eight people have been hospitalized in the healthcare institutions. Health conditions of patients are satisfactory; mild form of disease is observed", the message said.
2,919 active cases are observed in the Ukrainian army now. 10,033 people recovered since the beginning of the pandemic; 36 lethal cases were observed.
The new variant of coronavirus is spreading more rapidly than the original version, but it is not believed to be more deadly.
Along with the UK, the same mutation of the Covid-19 virus has also been detected in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia, BBC reported this with the reference to WHO.
According to the agency, there is no evidence to suggest the new variant reacts differently to vaccines.
In the UK, large parts of south-east England, including London, are now under a new, stricter level of restrictions in a bid to curb the rapidly spreading virus.