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First case of Brazilian coronavirus variant reported in Madrid

Three days after Spain restricted air travel with Brazil, first case of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 was detected in the region

twitter-logoReuters | February 5, 2021 | Updated 23:45 IST
Three days after Spain restricted air travel with Brazil, first case of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 was detected in the region
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Madrid health authorities on Friday confirmed the first case of the Brazilian variant of COVID-19 in the region, three days after Spain restricted air travel with Brazil and South Africa to curb the spread of virulent new strains.

The national health ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on whether other cases of the Brazilian variant had been detected elsewhere in Spain.

On Wednesday, Spain detected its second known case of the South African coronavirus variant.

Also Read: UK coronavirus strain present in 82 countries, South African strain in 40: WHO

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