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Covid-19: Iraq recorded zero new variant cases

Category: Kurdistan

Date: 2021-01-14T10:39:38+0000
Covid-19: Iraq recorded zero new variant cases

Shafaq News / Duhok Health directorate had reported today Thursday that the suspected case of the variant coming from the United Kingdom tested positive but not for the Covid-19 variant.

The man came recently from the United Kingdom and showed signs of infection, meanwhile the Health Directorate in Duhok made tests to ensure if the man is infected with the new strain.

Until then, the man is quarantined.

For its part, The Minister of Health in the Kurdistan Regional Government, Saman Barzanji, said the public health system's ability to detect the new strain is limited.

Barzanji said in a statement, "The ministry is tracking all people returning from countries where the new strain has spread.”

A new variant of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus appeared in Britain and prompted high levels of concern among its European neighbors, some of which have cut transport links.

So far, many countries registered covid-19 variant cases including Lebanon, France and Nigeria.  

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