Seoul, South Korea:
Three circumstances of a specifically infectious coronavirus variant that lately emerged in Britain have been confirmed in South Korea, well being authorities mentioned Monday.
The 3 folks are members of a London-primarily based family members who arrived in the nation on December 22, according to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency.
They have been placed in isolation given that testing positive for Covid-19 on arrival, the KDCA statement mentioned.
The new strain of the virus emerged earlier this month in Britain and has currently reached numerous European nations, as nicely as Canada, Jordan and Japan.
The new strain, which authorities worry is more contagious, prompted more than 50 nations to impose travel restrictions on Britain.
South Korea was amongst them and has barred flights from Britain till the finish of the year.
South Korean authorities are also hunting into the case of an elderly South Korean man who posthumously tested positive for Covid-19 just after returning from Britain earlier this month.
The announcement came as a third wave of the virus grips the nation, with a resurgence centred on the higher Seoul region seeing each day circumstances climb to more than 1,000 numerous occasions this month in spite of stricter distancing measures.
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