Russia confirms more than 80 U.K Coronavirus strain cases

Russia confirms more than 80 U.K Coronavirus strain cases

Russia confirms more than 80 U.K Coronavirus strain cases

More than 80 cases of the British coronavirus variant have been registered in Russia, all of them are imported cases, Anna Popova, the head of the Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said.

According to the Rospotrebnadzor head, a total of over 20 coronavirus strains have been isolated in Russia; these strains, in turn, have various mutations that are now being studied.

“While in a number of European countries 60-70 per cent of all finds are precisely the British strain, in our country, it is still not widespread. Thanks to our restrictive measures inside the country and on the borders. Therefore, today it is better not to travel outside the country if there is no special need,” Popova said.

She warned that the growing number of coronavirus cases of the British and South African variants are being registered Across the world and urged the Russians to avoid travelling abroad.