A person who arrived in the country from South Africa turned out to be infected. Norway has also confirmed 23 cases of infection with the “British” variant of the coronavirus.
According to Norwegian doctors, it seems that both strains are more infectious than previously known, but they do not lead to the development of more severe complications.
The South African authorities announced on December 21 that the second wave of the pandemic that began in the country was caused by a mutated coronavirus. It was discovered about two months ago in the south of the country in Nelson Mandela Bay County in the Eastern Cape province on the Indian Ocean coast. According to local scientists, the new strain mainly affects young people.