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New strain confirmed in Japan

11.09.2021 44 просмотров

Japan's Ministry of Health said 18 cases of infection with the 'this' variant of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Japan. This is the first confirmation of such cases in Japan.

This variant of this coronavirus was first recorded in the UK in December last year. In March, the World Health Organization added it to its list of options of interest.

The ministry said the 18 cases were identified through genetic analysis of samples taken from people who tested positive for coronavirus during quarantine controls upon arrival in Japan were positive. These people entered Japan from December last year until September 3.

A website that records the genetic characteristics of coronavirus strains states that the variant eta has been reported in more than 70 countries, mainly in USA and Europe.

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