The Singaporean government has announced its first case of the new Covid-19 variant similar to that recently announced by the UK.
Singapore said that it placed 11 in quarantine and tests returned positive for the new strain, in a report cited by Reuters.
Singapore disclosed that the new strain was an imported case from Europe and has already been placed in quarantine alongside those that the person had come in contact with.
- “There is currently no evidence that the B117 strain is circulating in the community,” Singapore’s Health Ministry said late on Wednesday.
The Southeast Asian nation also blocked visitors with recent travel history to the United Kingdom and has reported very little local infections daily.
Reports indicate the patient with the newer variant entered Singapore on December 6 and was declared positive on December 8.
What you should know
- Nairametrics reported earlier that the UK Government warned that the new strain of Coronavirus spreads faster, and may already have left the UK, as it works hard to contain the spread.
- UK scientists warned that the new variant of the Coronavirus, which is spreading in the UK, carries mutations that could infect more children as it spreads, unlike previous strains.
- Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warned against panicking over the new Covid-19 variant being reported to be spreading in the UK and stated that mutations are normal in the cycle of a virus, commending scientists for real-life surveillance of the variant.