A new strain of coronavirus has arrived in Europe

The first case of a new COVID-19 strain was discovered in Belgium

Belgium became the first country in Europe to receive a new strain of coronavirus, which currently designated as B.1.1.529. RIA Novosti writes about this.

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The first cases of the disease were detected in South Africa. At the moment, the emergence of coronavirus in the country has been confirmed by the Minister of Health of Belgium Frank Vandenbruck. According to the official, so far only one case of infection with the new variant of COVID-19 has been detected.

However, Vandenbroek clarified that the Belgian government has not yet received evidence of the danger of the strain B.1.1.529. Including it is not known how much more dangerous it is than the delta variant.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recalled the precautions and preventive measures in connection with the emergence of a new strain of coronavirus B.1.1.529 and emphasized that to protect against COVID -19 it is necessary to be vaccinated and observe sanitary measures.

The first cases of infection with the new variant became known on November 24. Then there were reports of dozens of people infected in South Africa, Botswana and Hong Kong. British scientists suggested that the new strain would be better at evading antibodies than the delta variant.