Ireland confirmed, on Friday, that it has been infected with the new type of Corona virus, which Britain recently announced an outbreak.
“I can confirm that we have detected the new type of SARS-CoV-2 through whole genome sequencing in the National Virus Reference Laboratory at University College Dublin,” said Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan in a statement.
He added that “more tests in the coming days and weeks will determine the extent of his presence here.”
Earlier, Britain confirmed the discovery of a new type of coronavirus discovered in the country. She stated that this strain can be 70% more contagious than usual, so the population must be more careful. And the British authorities noted, that there is no indication that the risk of this strain is greater, in terms of deaths or hospitalization.