Covid: First confirmed case of a new variant in Europe discovered in Belgium

A new highly transmissible and more antibody resistant strain of Covid has arrived in Europe.

The Belgian government has confirmed the continent’s first case of the variant – which first emerged from Botswana.

A traveler returning from Egypt was found to be a carrier of the B.1.1.529 strain – which arrived on November 11 and developed symptoms on Monday.

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