Hong Kong has recorded its first known case of a new strain of the coronavirus first identified in Botswana. Photo: AP
Hong Kong has recorded its first known case of a new strain of the coronavirus first identified in Botswana. Photo: AP

Covid-19: ‘selfish mask’ guest in quarantine hotel cross infection is Hong Kong’s first case of new coronavirus variant

  • The patient was previously accused of increasing the chances of cross infection in quarantine by wearing a ‘selfish’ valve-style face mask
  • The new variant, expected to be designated ‘Nu’, has been found to have 32 spike protein mutations, compared with the 13 to 17 seen in the Delta variant

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Hong Kong has recorded its first known case of a new strain of the coronavirus first identified in Botswana. Photo: AP
Hong Kong has recorded its first known case of a new strain of the coronavirus first identified in Botswana. Photo: AP
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