US confirms first case of new Covid-19 strain discovered in UK

Source : 112 Ukraine

The infected individual, a young man, does not have a history of traveling and is in isolation
20:43, 30 December 2020

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The first case of a new and potentially more infectious strain of Covid-19 has been confirmed in the United States. This is reported by Deutsche welle, citing data from the Colorado Governor's Office.

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The infection was detected in a young guy, a resident of Colorado. It is known that the patient has not traveled anywhere lately. Now he is self-isolating.

After this information became public, many US states have restricted British tourists from entering their territory.

Related: New Covid-19 strain observed in Pakistan

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

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.

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.

“This week marks one-year anniversary since WHO learned of cases pneumonia with an unknown cause. It was reported in the bulletin of health authorities in Wuhan. The world has overcome not all problems. Next year, new difficulties and new challengers will occur, for example, the new strains of coronavirus,” Ghebreyesus said.

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