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Thailand detects first patients with UK-linked new strain of Covid-19

Thailand has identified its first four cases of the new coronavirus strain that originated in the United Kingdom

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Thailand PM Prayuth Chan-ocha
Thailand's PM Prayut Chan-ocha amid Covid-19

has identified its first four cases of the new strain that originated in the United Kingdom, the Thai PBS reported Sunday, citing the chief of the Center of Excellence in Clinical Virology at Chulalongkorn University, Yong Poovorawan.

According to the news outlet, the new mutated strain was found in a family of four nationals, who are currently being quarantined at a private hospital.

In late December, the United Kingdom identified a new variant of the that is 70 percent more transmissible than other SARS-CoV-2 virus strains.

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First Published: Sun, January 03 2021. 15:57 IST