Chinese Student Tests Positive for New Coronavirus Variant After Studying in Britain
An 18-year-old Chinese student tests positive for the new coronavirus variant on his return after studying in Britain.
The Chinese student returned to Guangzhou in the province of Guangdong, China last December 4, 2020 from Britain. The unidentified guy tests positive for the B.1.1.7 variant after studying in Britain, UK.
Guangzhou Daily reported that provincial disease control and prevention center immediately conduct gene-sequencing tests upon the discovery of the new strain of the coronavirus disease. The agency has been already collecting samples since September 2020.
The unnamed patients presented a negative result after COVID-19 test at the Chinese Border but test positive for the disease after two weeks in quarantine. He has only mild symptoms and the health officials continue to monitor his health condition.
The young student is the second Chinese to contract the new virus. The first victim is a 23-year-old lady who returned to Shanghai after studying in Britain last December 14, 2020. She test positive 10 days after her return.
The new strain of the coronavirus is 40 to 70 percent more contagious than the original disease, according to the experts. The new variant has been discovered last December 8, 2020 in Britain and has been reported in over 30 countries and 40 nations.
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