Coronavirus in Kyrgyzstan
World|health|December 28, 2020 / 03:45 PM
Cases of new coronavirus variant confirmed in South Korea

AKIPRESS.COM - South Korea is the latest country to confirm cases of the new variant of coronavirus which was first discovered in the UK, BBC reports.

Three South Korean nationals were found to have the new strain of the virus after arriving from London last week.

The family were tested just after their arrival and have remained in quarantine.

Cases of the more contagious variant have been confirmed in several European countries, as well as Canada and Japan.

South Korea suspended all direct flights from the UK last week. Arrivals from Britain must undergo stricter checks at the airport and will be tested for the virus twice.

South Korea is already battling a resurgence of Covid-19 and has introduced its strictest measures yet to try to bring rising infection rates under control.

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