Selin ATAY-TDO- The first cases of the novel type of coronavirus (Covid-19) that can "spread faster" have been identified in France and Japan. The cases identified were "asymptomatic" and under the age of 70, which attracted the attention of health officials.
In France, a more contagious type of Covid-19 was detected in a person who came into contact with the UK, while in Japan, 5 people with a history of travel to the UK were reported to have seen this species and were kept in quarantine at airports.
A Frenchman who arrived in Tours, France, on December 19 from London, has found a more contagious type of the novel type of coronavirus, the French Public Health Agency said. Although the person in question did not show symptoms, was quarantined and work was started to identify those who came into contact with this person. As of today, this new type of virus can be seen in other people in the country, and it was emphasized that the virus quickly penetrates human cells by sticking to it.
A statement by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare said that an analysis of samples of passengers who had previously identified Covid-19 showed that the virus they were carrying was a variant of Covid-19 seen in the UK. Of the 5 people who identified this species of Covid-19, 4 were reported to be "asymptomatic" and their age was under 70. Japan has suspended travel from the UK, including business, education and tourism, with the exception of foreigners and their citizens.