A little girl is tested for Covid-19 at a primary school in Shenyang. Photo: AFP A little girl is tested for Covid-19 at a primary school in Shenyang. Photo: AFP
A little girl is tested for Covid-19 at a primary school in Shenyang. Photo: AFP

China’s first case of new coronavirus strain is no cause for alarm, says infectious disease expert

  • Shanghai-based specialist Zhang Wenhong says the patient showed very mild symptoms and has already left the isolation ward
  • The variant was detected in a student who last month returned to the Chinese city from Britain, where the new strain first emerged

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A little girl is tested for Covid-19 at a primary school in Shenyang. Photo: AFP A little girl is tested for Covid-19 at a primary school in Shenyang. Photo: AFP
A little girl is tested for Covid-19 at a primary school in Shenyang. Photo: AFP
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