First Case Of UK-Found Coronavirus Strain Detected In Mexico

Published: Monday, January 11, 2021 - 4:44pm
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MEXICO CITY — New strains of the coronavirus have been detected around the world recently, and some cases have been found in the U.S. already. In Mexico, the first case with the type found the United Kingdom has been detected next to the border with the U.S. 

The Mexican government reported that a 56-year-old person in the city of Matamoros, right across Brownsville, Texas, has the strain that was first detected in the U.K. 

The person arrived a few days ago from Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, and was asymptomatic during the flights to Mexico City and Matamoros.

The virus was detected after the person got a COVID-19 test, and the authorities say they are currently monitoring all passengers from the flights. 

There are no other cases detected, so far. The infected person is currently receiving medical treatment.

According to studies, this new mutation spreads easier than the first coronavirus detected.

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