December 25, many countries announced the emergence of confirmed cases of mutant COVID-19 in their own territories.
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare announced on the 25th that the virus consistent with the genetic sequence of mutant novel coronavirus found in the United Kingdom has been confirmed for the first time in Japan.
The infected were five people who returned to Japan from the United Kingdom between the 18th and the 21st.
It is reported that four of the five people are asymptomatic infected, and one man in his 60s appeared. Burnout.
According to Japanese media reports, after the British government confirmed the discovery of mutant novel coronavirus, the Japanese government has temporarily suspended the policy of exempting Japanese business people from “14-day isolation” after short-term business trips to the UK after the 24th, and strengthened the relevant response.
Hamad Hassan, the health minister of the Lebanese caretaker government, said on the 25th local time that Lebanon found the first case of mutant novel coronavirus. The case was a passenger who flew to Lebanon from the United Kingdom and was detected to carry mutant coronavirus.
Hamad Hassan called on passengers on the same plane to be vigilant and do everything. Take necessary precautions and get tested for COVID-19 as soon as possible.
On the 25th local time, Ireland confirmed that it had detected the mutant novel coronavirus that had previously appeared in the United Kingdom.
Experts say Ireland will do further testing in the next few days or weeks to determine the extent of the mutant virus in the country.