Jordan detects first two cases of New COVID-19 Variant

The first two positive tests for a new coronavirus strain linked to the UK have been confirmed in Jordan, the country’s health minister, Natheer Obeidat, told the Petra news agency on Sunday.

The new strain was identified in a married Jordanian couple who had returned from the United Kingdom on December 19, the health minister told the agency.

At present, the two infected individuals are in an “excellent” condition, Obeidat was quoted as saying.UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the existence of a new coronavirus variant in southeast England on December 14. The new strain is believed to have spread to several countries across Europe and more afield.

Dozens of states have afterwards obligatory a brief ban on flights from the uk so as to manage the unfold of the new variant, that is claimed to be more simply transmissible.



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