A Chinese student was identified as having contracted the new strain of the coronavirus after returning home from Britain. Photo: Xinhua A Chinese student was identified as having contracted the new strain of the coronavirus after returning home from Britain. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese student was identified as having contracted the new strain of the coronavirus after returning home from Britain. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: Chinese student found to have new variant on return from Britain

  • 18-year-old tested negative for Covid-19 on arrival in China but mutation was discovered in follow-up test while he was in quarantine
  • Guangzhou native is being monitored in hospital but has only mild symptoms, health authority says

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A Chinese student was identified as having contracted the new strain of the coronavirus after returning home from Britain. Photo: Xinhua A Chinese student was identified as having contracted the new strain of the coronavirus after returning home from Britain. Photo: Xinhua
A Chinese student was identified as having contracted the new strain of the coronavirus after returning home from Britain. Photo: Xinhua
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