On Friday, the French Ministry of Health indicated that a new version of the pathogen had been discovered in an organization of a French citizen returning from London. The man arrived from the British capital last Saturday. According to the information, he is now in good condition and is in voluntary quarantine.
A new mutation has been reported to spread much more easily than the so far known coronavirus variants from Tours.
In France, more than 2.6 million people have already been identified, of whom 62,548 died of the disease. Nearly 200,000 have been cured.
On Friday evening, Japanese Chief of Staff Tamura Norihisa announced that a virus mutation had been detected in the island nation. It was reported that between December 18 and 21, five infected people from Britain were placed in quarantine. A man in his 60s had complaints, but the other four people had no symptoms.
On Thursday, Japan imposed an entry ban on entry from the United Kingdom. Currently, only Japanese or foreign citizens with a residence permit can enter the territory of the island country and must be subject to a mandatory two-week quarantine upon arrival.
In Japan, to date, there have been 214,574 confirmed infections and 3,004 deaths.
Earlier, the regional health ministry in Baden-Württemberg said that the B.1.1.7 mutation was discovered in the body of a woman who arrived in Germany last Sunday from Britain on a plane to visit a relative.