December 29th – On the 29th local time, Reuters quoted German newspaper Le Monde as saying that the variant of the novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom had appeared in Germany in November.
The newspaper quoted the Lower Saxony Health Department as saying that the Hanover Medical School found a “B117” virus variant during a retrospection of the November infection. This means that Germany will have a mutant of COVID-19 in November.
The study also means that the emergence of the variant of COVID-19 in Germany may be earlier.
According to the news released by the Ministry of Health of Baden-Württemberg in Germany on the 24th local time, the state has confirmed the discovery of the first case of mutant COVID-19 infection in Germany.
The confirmed patient is a woman who returned to Bafu from the United Kingdom via Frankfurt Airport on December 20.