The first two cases of the disease with a new strain of coronavirus, which was previously detected in the UK, were recorded in Canada, TASS reports.
It is known that a couple living in the Durham region of Ontario has become infected with the new strain of infection.
According to preliminary data, these people have not made any trips lately. They are currently in self-isolation.
The UK Ministry of Health announced the discovery of a new type of coronavirus infection in the country in mid-December. According to scientists, the new strain of the virus may become more dangerous than previously known.
Earlier, the “British” strain of COVID-19 was also identified in France.