By Sarah Keane • 04 January 2021 • 15:20
NEW case of UK Covid variant in Spain’s Andalucia, bringing the total to eight
The counsellor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo, has confirmed that another case of the UK Covid variant has been detected, this time in Granada. That brings the total cases of the new coronavirus strain in Andalucia up to eight. Granada and Malaga now both have three infections, while Sevilla and Campo de Gibraltar have one each.
A new study has shown that the mutant Covid strain, known as B117 or ‘Variant of Concern’ (VOC) is almost 50 per cent more contagious than the original virus and seems to be more prevalent in younger people.
The Junta de Andalucía is expected to meet in the coming days to analyse the data gathered over Christmas and make a decision about further Covid restrictions for the region.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
Not surprising really that, “another case of the UK Covid variant has been detected, this time in Grandad.” After all, he’s in a vulnerable category.
Guess that one slipped through the spell-checker.
OOPs – thanks for pointing this out and it has been changed. To err is human!
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