Moscow on Sunday confirmed its first case of the brand new UK coronavirus pressure, regardless of an earlier determination by officers to droop flights from Britain to cease the mutation reaching Russia.
One individual returning to Russia from the UK was discovered to have been contaminated with the brand new pressure, the pinnacle of Russia’s well being regulator Rospotrebnadzor informed state-run tv.
Watchdog head Anna Popova didn’t specify when the person examined optimistic for coronavirus or another circumstances surrounding the invention.
The B117 coronavirus pressure is believed to have first emerged in southeastern England late final yr, and has since been detected in dozens of nations world wide.
Officers in Moscow briefly suspended flights to and from the UK in December, following an identical transfer by dozens of different nations within the wake of the emergence of the brand new pressure.
Russia has one of many highest an infection charges on the earth and officers on Sunday confirmed a complete of almost 3.5 million instances.
Well being officers final month admitted the nation’s virus toll was a lot larger than beforehand reported, making Russia the third-worst hit globally.
The Kremlin has positioned its hope on the homegrown Sputnik V vaccine to counter the pandemic as an alternative of the return to lockdown measures being imposed in lots of different European nations.
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