France reports first case of United Kingdom coronavirus variant

France reports first case of United Kingdom coronavirus variant

France has confirmed the first case of a new coronavirus variant that recently emerged in Britain, its health ministry said.

French health authorities confirm the detection of the first case of the variant of the COVID-19 virus Friday, a variant now spreading in the south-east of England.

He now has no symptoms and is isolating at his house.

Countries around the world have in recent days closed their borders to both Britain and South Africa following the identification of cases of the new, fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus in those countries.

On Monday, France's well being minister Olivier Veran had admitted that it was doable the freshly found out strain was now in the country.

"Health officials have sent health professionals caring for the patients and the people with whom they had contact, so that they are isolated", he said in a statement.

Similar cases have already been detected in Germany, in a woman arriving by plane from the United Kingdom, and in Lebanon, also in a passenger from this European country.

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France closed the border after the new variant emerged in the UK

Italian authorities have detected the new pressure in a patient in Rome, while the Earth Health Organisation described that nine scenarios have been detected in Denmark and a person every in the Netherlands and Australia.

This first case was detected in Tours.

The British announcement on December 19 prompted countries around the world to suspend flights from the United Kingdom, and France banned all passengers and cargo from Britain for two days, causing massive traffic problems around the Port of Dover.

He is now isolating himself at home and he is said to be fine.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 1,743,187 deaths resulting from more than 79.3 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report by the French agency AFP.

The new strain of the virus, which experts fear is more contagious, has prompted more than 50 countries to impose travel restrictions on the UK.

France's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases now stands at 2,547,771 while its COVID-19 death toll stands at 62,427 - the seventh-highest in the world.

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