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China reports first case of new variant of Covid-19


#China detected its first imported case from the new variant of coronavirus which is spreading rapidly through #Britain, according to a publication from the #Chinese #Center for #Disease #Control and #Prevention (CDC).

The variant was detected in a 23-year-old student who returned to #China from #Britain, which was tested in #Shanghai on #December 14, according to the latest edition of #China CDC #Weekly.

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#He case “Represents a great potential threat to the prevention and control of #Covid-19 in #China, ”the publication said.

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#Yesterday, the governor of #California, #Gavin #Newsom, announced that the first case was detected in that state of the new #British variant of coronavirus, which accounts for two confirmed cases in the #United #States after being discovered yesterday in #Colorado.

#Newsom, from the #Democratic party, explained that the case of this new variant of #Covid was detected this #Wednesday afternoon in the south of #Californiabut did not offer further details about the patient.

“An hour ago we were informed that this new variant, this new strain from the UK which was obviously identified in other parts of the world and was identified yesterday in #Colorado, was detected here in the state of #California, in the south of #California#Newsom said.

The governor made the remarks in a webcast conversation with the #White #House’s top epidemiologist, #Anthony #Fauci, who was chosen by the president-elect of the #United #States, #Democrat #Joe #Biden, to be his chief medical adviser.

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#Fauci thought it was to be expected that the new strain more contagious, it will reach the #American #Union. “I don’t think #Californians should feel that this is something strange. #It was to be expected ”, he stressed.

The governor of #Colorado, the democrat #Jared #Polis, announced yesterday that the first case of the #British strain was detected in the #United #States and, today the state authorities assured that they are investigating a possible second contagion of that variety of the #Covid-19.

#Both the confirmed case and the suspect were registered in soldiers of the #National #Guard of #Colorado who were sent on #December 23 to an asylum in the town of #Simla with the aim of reinforcing its staff.

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#With information from EFE and #Reuters



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