Swiss authorities have confirmed that a new “British” strain of the COVID-19 virus has been detected in the country.
As The Local reports citing the Federal Public Health Agency, the virus was detected on Christmas Eve, December 24. The new mutation which has caused many countries to close their borders and cancel flights was found in two people.
The sick people are British residents who traveled to Switzerland. Now they are on isolation, authorities do not specify in what part of the country the virus was found.
Meanwhile, The Guardian reports that carriers of the new strain have been found in Jordan.
Earlier many European countries closed their borders for travelers from Great Britain after tighter restrictions in London and Southern England because of the new strain COVID-19. Experts estimate that the new variant of the coronavirus is 70% more contagious than the original strain.