First case of new COVID strain detected in Belgium

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B Belgium detects first case of new COVID strain

A person who returned from abroad became infected.

One case confirmed in Belgium a new COVID strain .

This was reported by Bloomberg, citing Belgian Health Minister Frank Vandenbrücke.

borders. He has not been vaccinated against COVID-19. It is noted that the symptoms of infection appeared 11 days after a trip to Egypt through Turkey.

In turn, Reuters writes that two samples of COVID-19 are being analyzed in Belgium to determine whether they are a new variant of the coronavirus, which found in South Africa.

It should be noted that at present Belgium is the only country in Europe where a case of infection with the variant of coronavirus B. 1.1.529 has been confirmed.

Recall that South Africa was found a new variant of the coronavirus, with a large number of mutations – B.1.1.529. It was first recorded on November 11 in Botswana. London virologist Tom Peacock notes that the combination of coronavirus mutations in the new variant is “terrifying.” He notes that B.1.1.529 may be “worse than almost everyone else.” In particular, the “Delta” strain, which is now dominant in the world.

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