The second affected person discovered contaminated with the brand new pressure is from Loreto, Ancona, and claims he had no contact with folks within the UK.
Medical sources quoted by the Italian media reported that the individual underwent a molecular check to detect COVID-19 just a few days in the past as a result of he had a severe chilly. Presently, this individual is in isolation along with his household, write the journalists DIGI 24.
“Within the meantime, we’ve got deepened the investigations and now we all know that it’s the English model,” Stefano Menzo, director of the laboratory in Ancona, confirmed to the Ansa information company.
On December 20, the primary individual contaminated with the brand new coronavirus pressure found in the UK was detected in Italy. She was positioned in solitary confinement, in response to a well being ministry assertion.
The British pressure of SARS-CoV-2 virus, recognized by Well being Minister Matt Hancock within the Home of Commons on December 14, seems to be “extra contagious” than the opposite pressure, however no more harmful, in response to specialists.
The Italian authorities suspended flights from Britain on Sunday after London confirmed the looks of a brand new variant of the virus, and banned individuals who had been within the nation for the previous 14 days. Overseas Minister Luigi Di Maio has licensed the return of Italians residing within the UK on the premise of a PCR check carried out 72 hours earlier than his return and the duty to quarantine.
The scientific division of Celio Hospital in Rome reported that the genome of a SARS-CoV-2 virus had been sequenced in an individual who arrived from the UK “with the variant recognized in latest weeks on this nation,” the supply stated.
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