Canada recorded the first two cases of a new strain of coronavirus, which was previously identified in the UK, according to the website of the province of Ontario on December 26.
The disease was identified in a couple from Durham who, as you know, did not travel or come into contact with carriers of the virus. Both are currently in self-isolation.
It is noted that the province has severe restrictive measures. In terms of the number of infected, Ontario is second only to the province of Quebec.
The first case of a British strain of coronavirus in France was previously reported. The infected was a resident of the city of Tours, who previously lived in the UK.
A new mutated variant of the coronavirus was discovered in the UK on December 14. It is 56% more infectious than the original, which will lead to an increase in the number of patients in hospitals in the future, scientists from the Center for Mathematical Modeling of Infectious Diseases at the London School said.
More than 35 countries have suspended flights to the UK due to the discovery of a new strain of COVID-19.