‘British’ strain of coronavirus not recorded in Ukraine – Liashko

‘British’ strain of coronavirus not recorded in Ukraine – Liashko

Ukrinform
No cases of the British strain of coronavirus have been recorded in Ukraine, Deputy Health Minister, Chief State Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Viktor Liashko has said.

"We are monitoring the situation. This issue must be confirmed or denied by the World Health Organization (WHO). We are sending 200 new virus isolates to a WHO laboratory, which is located at the Charite Clinic in Germany. This strain has not yet been identified in Ukraine," Liashko said in an interview with Interfax-Ukraine, Ukrinform reports.

As reported, a new variant of the coronavirus was identified in the United Kingdom in December 2020. British authorities said the virus is 70% more contagious and spreads more quickly than previous strains.

According to the WHO, the new coronavirus variant, known as B.1.1.7 or VOC 202012/01, has so far been detected in at least 50 countries, as well as Hong Kong and Taiwan.

ish


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website ukrinform.net not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website ukrinform.net and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2021 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period:
-