The United Arab Emirates has found mutant COVID-19 for the first time.

A person was tested for COVID-19 in Dubai (AFP)

December 30 According to Reuters on the 30th, a government official in the United Arab Emirates said that the country had found the first case of mutant novel coronavirus infection, but did not disclose the exact number of people.

A spokesman for the UAE government revealed at a press conference on the 29th that the infected were imported from abroad and the source of the disease was not clear.

At the same time, he added that as the mutant coronavirus has been detected in the UK and the UAE health department is also conducting continuous screening efforts, the number of infections so far has been limited, and mainly imported cases.