South Korea encounters first group of COVID-19 mutants

SEOUL, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) – Monday (Dec. 28), South Korea’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported the detection of new coronavirus cases (COVID-19) The country’s first group of mutants Who are traveling from the United Kingdom

Statement from the center It said three South Koreans, who lived in London and arrived in South Korea on Dec. 22, had test results.COVID-19 The mutant is positive. They were confirmed to have the mutated virus while being tested after their arrival and in quarantine.

At the same time, the center Four other South Koreans, who arrived from the UK from the United Kingdom on Nov. 8 and Dec. 13, have been tested positive for COVID-19 and are pending checks to say they. Infected with a mutated virus or not

The report said one patient was a man in his 80’s with COVID-19. Positive after death Three other members of his family were also confirmed to have the virus.

COVID-19, a mutant detected in the UK, is known to spread 70 per cent faster than the original strain, so South Korea suspended all flights from the UK between 23. -31 Dec.

South Korea has detected 808 more COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours. As a result, the total number of cases nationwide stood at 57,680, with daily cases falling below 1,000 for two consecutive days due to fewer tests to the public over the past weekend.

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