The first case of a South African strain of coronavirus was recorded in Japan, RIA Novosti reports.
It is reported that tests showed the presence of the virus in a 30-year-old woman who arrived from South Africa on December 19. Specialists from the National Research Institute of Infectious Diseases said that this is a mutated virus that has spread in South Africa.
It also became known that another six people had a British strain of coronavirus. In total, 15 people in Japan have contracted the new coronavirus strains.
On the eve of the PRC introduced restrictive measures to prevent the spread of a new strain of coronavirus from the UK. The country suspended flights with Britain from December 28 to January 10.
Earlier, the virologist spoke about the danger of a new variety of COVID-19 identified in the United Kingdom. So, according to the expert, the virus has become more infectious and spreads several times faster, but its antigenic properties have not changed.