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UK studying Covid-19 strain first found in Thailand as over 100 patients test positive


Britain is on alert for a new Covid-19 strain first detected in Thailand.

Reports said that more than 100 cases of the new strain, VUI-21MAY-02 (C.36.3), were detected in the UK.

The variant was first detected in Thailand in people who had travelled from Egypt.

Public Health England said the variant was under investigation since May 24 "on the basis of the mutation profile and increased importation from a widening international area".

British authorities said they had managed to contain its spread through the test and trace process.

Published : May 28, 2021

By : THE NATION