The ministry said in a statement that the first positive case of the new type of virus was confirmed in France, which traces a French man living in the United Kingdom and who is asymptomatic, adding the isolate to the infected person I went.
After arriving London On 19 December (…), he received medical care in a hospital and on the 21st he tested positive “, informing the ministry, assuring that it was infected by the VOC version 202012/01” in the French region. “First.”
According to established protocols following the discovery of this strain, possibly more contagious, in the south-east of England, a “sequencing” of the virus that infected a French citizen was reported from the National Reference Center for Virus and Respiratory Infections (CNR) The request was made, which confirmed this type of sixth infection.
“Health officials have sent health professionals caring for the patients and the people with whom they had contact, so that they are isolated,” he said in a statement.
In addition to this case, “so far, many positive samples that could have been removed from the VOC 202012/01 version are being sequenced in CNR laboratories,” the ministry said.