Europe

Mutated coronavirus first discovered in Greece

Following Cyprus, where the day before the first cases of infection with the “British” variety of  was reported, the mutated strain was found in six people in Greece.

This was reported on January 4 by the local edition Ekathimerini.

Tests for the new type of infection were confirmed in six people who returned from during the Christmas week — these are five Greek citizens and one British citizen.

They were quarantined in a hotel specially designated for travelers.

Recall that the new strain of  VOC 202012/01 is considered 50-74% more infectious than the “original” SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes the COVID-19 disease. Now it has already been registered in about three dozen countries.

Earlier, an epidemiologist from the Queen Mary University of London, Deepti Gurdasani, called the new strain especially infectious for children and adolescents under the age of 19, and therefore more dangerous.



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