Question asked by Bruno on 12/27/2020
A first case of contamination with the British variant of Covid-19 was detected in France, in Tours, Saturday, December 26. This is a man of French nationality who arrived from the United Kingdom on December 19, according to a press release from the Directorate General of Health (DGS). Other cases could follow: “Several positive samples that may suggest the VOC-202012/01 variant are being sequenced”, announced the Ministry of Health, on which the DGS depends.
This variant, henceforth called “VOC-202012/01», Has also been reported in Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Spain.
In France, the health authorities have set up a surveillance system to identify this variant, in order to be able to document it. note that “The same procedure has been put in place for people returning from South Africa, where another varia
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