A new mutation of the coronavirus, which was discovered in December in Britain, has reached Germany.
The mutated virus was found on a woman who had flown to Frankfurt from London. She was met at the airport by her relatives where she was isolated after her diagnosis was confirmed. The woman is reported to have mild symptoms of the disease so far. Three people who had contact with the ill woman have also been sent to quarantine.
Earlier, French Health Minister Olivier Veran admitted the possibility of penetration of a new mutation of coronavirus into the country. According to him, there have been no recorded cases of infection with the British strain in the republic yet, but it cannot be definitely ruled out. The head of the Ministry of Health added that there is no reason to doubt the effectiveness of the vaccine so far.
A dangerous mutation of the coronavirus was first detected in Great Britain in September. To date, about a thousand cases of infection with the new strain have been identified. The mutation has also been detected in patients in the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia and Italy. The British Advisory Council on New and Emerging Respiratory Viral Threats said this variant of the coronavirus is spreading faster.