Dec 30, 2020
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UAE identified “British” strain of coronavirus

The official representative of the government of the United Arab Emirates, Omar Abderrahman al-Hammadi, said that several cases of infection with the “British” strain of coronavirus were detected in the country, RIA Novosti reports.

“Several cases of infection with a new strain of coronavirus in citizens who arrived in the UAE from other countries have been confirmed in the UAE,” he said.

From which countries the infected came is not specified.

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.

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