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Turkey confirms 1st cases of UK coronavirus strain

Turkey confirms 1st cases of UK coronavirus strain

Mutated viruses are seen in 15 people coming from the UK, Turkish health minister says.
02.01.2021 - 08:41

Turkey announced its first cases of the UK coronavirus variant on Friday while stressing that all precautionary measures were being taken.

“In the investigations made due to the mutation originating from the UK, mutated viruses were detected in 15 people who entered the country from the UK and the required measures have been adopted,” said Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on Twitter.

ENTRIES FROM THE UK SUSPENDED

Entries from the UK to Turkey have been temporarily suspended, he added.

He said the people who came in contact with the infected persons have also been quarantined.

The UK has reported a new variant of coronavirus that officials say is highly infectious, but there has been no evidence so far it is more likely to cause severe disease or mortality, the World Health Organization said.