Serra Health Department is monitoring a suspected case of infection by a coronavirus variant originating in India. The patient, identified as a 35-year-old Indian man, arrived in the state by plane on 9 May. On the 17th, he tested positive for the Kovid-19.
The National Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa) informed the Syrian government about the positive outcome of the disease on the same day. The man is a marine worker and will board a ship, but Anvisa stops him. He remains isolated.
The Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) is analyzing genetic material collected from the virus in humans to see if it is contracted from a strain originating in India or some other form of coronavirus.
Maranho announced, on Thursday (20), the first cases of infection by the first identified variant in India. The state’s governor, Flavio Dino (PCDOB), confirmed that he made several efforts to stop the spread of new tensions in Maranho.
The strain was identified on a Chinese ship that has six infected crew members. One of them was admitted to a private hospital in the state.