A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19 in Shenyang, China’s northeast Liaoning province on Thursday. Photo: AFP A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19 in Shenyang, China’s northeast Liaoning province on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19 in Shenyang, China’s northeast Liaoning province on Thursday. Photo: AFP

China detects first case of new coronavirus variant found in Britain

  • The new strain was found in a 23-year-old female student returning to China from Britain
  • The case ‘poses a great potential threat to the prevention and control of Covid-19 in the country’, a publication run by the Chinese CDC said

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19 in Shenyang, China’s northeast Liaoning province on Thursday. Photo: AFP A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19 in Shenyang, China’s northeast Liaoning province on Thursday. Photo: AFP
A medical worker takes a swab sample from a child to test for Covid-19 in Shenyang, China’s northeast Liaoning province on Thursday. Photo: AFP
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