THE new strain of coronavirus has now spread to at least six countries across the world Global247news understands
Mutant Covid has so far been detected so far in Denmark, the Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium, as well as the UK.
Italy said it has detected a patient infected with the variant, making it the fifth country outside the UK to report a case.
Italy’s health ministry said the citizen flew from the UK to Rome in the last few days with his partner, who did not test positive. The pair are now isolating.
The new variant, which is thought to have emerged from Britain, is said to be up to 70% more contagious than previous mutations.
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