LONDON, 28 Feb – RIA Novosti, Natalia Kopylova. Six cases of the “Brazilian” strain of the coronavirus have been identified in the UK, Public Health England (PHE) said in a statement.
“Cases of concern, first identified in Manaus (P.1), have been reported in the UK,” the report says.
In the two cases identified in England, the cases came from Brazil. The third person infected is not associated with recent travel, the history of his contacts is being investigated. Three more cases of infection were recorded in Scotland and are not associated with cases in England.
“It is important to remember that COVID-19, regardless of its variant, spreads the same way. This means that the measures to prevent its spread do not change. Stay home and, if you need to go outside for important reasons, cover your nose and mouth, wash your hands thoroughly and keep your distance “, – recommended in the department.
Britain has introduced a mandatory 10-day quarantine in special hotels for arrivals from 33 countries with a high prevalence of coronavirus since February 15. Brazil is one of these countries.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, the coronavirus in Britain has been confirmed in more than 4.1 million people, the total number of deaths has reached 122,849.Since January 4, a national lockdown has been introduced in England, already the third in a row and as strict as the first. It is expected that, depending on the situation, restrictions on social contacts may be lifted by June 21.