Singapore also revealed that it has been conducting wider genomic sequencing tests for all arrivals from Europe. The Health Ministry said it has been able to contain the case to prevent transmission across the city-state.
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.
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.
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