Mutant Coronavirus strain from UK reaches Italy.
The Italian Ministry of Health announced the discovery of a new mutated variety of Coronavirus in the country, which arrived from the UK on Sunday, December 20.
On December 14, British Health Minister Matt Hancock announced that a new mutant Coronavirus strain, had been identified in the country. There were around 1,000 infections of the new mutated strain, at that time, in south UK.
The head of the British Ministry of Health Matt Hancock, said on December 14, that a new mutant Coronavirus strain, which is more infectious, was identified in the southeast of the UK.
Chris Whitty, medical adviser and chief medical officer of the UK government, confirmed the spread of the mutant COVID-19.
At the same time, Johnson clarified that there is no evidence that the new version of the infection is more deadly or causes a more serious disease. Johnson, on that very day, declared that there would be more restrictive measures in the south of UK and in London, due to the spread of the mutant Coronavirus strain.
In addition to the UK and Italy, a new type of mutant Coronavirus strain has previously been identified in the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia.