The head of Rospotrebnadzor Anna Popova said that the “British” strain of coronavirus was first identified in the Russian Federation.
A new mutation of the virus was found in a Russian who came from the UK, RIA Novosti reports.
A new mutation, SARS-CoV-2, spreading in Britain, became known in mid-December.
This strain is spreading faster than the normal variant of the virus, which has already been confirmed by WHO.
Today it became known that in Japan, four people who came from Brazil were found to have a new mutation of the coronavirus.
It differs from the strains that are spreading in the UK and South Africa, although it is somewhat similar to them. It lacks the so-called “dropouts” of amino acids in a number of positions.