- A new coronavirus variant was detected for the first time in Germany.
- It is known as B.1.1.6 and was earlier recognised in Norway and Luxembourg.
- One of the workers of a local hospital contracted the new strain.
THDNewsDesk: On Wednesday, Mayor Bernd Wiegand stated a new coronavirus variant, was detected for the first time in Germany, in the central city of Halle. It is known as B.1.1.6 and was earlier recognised in Norway and Luxembourg,
As per Wiegand, one of the workers of a local hospital contracted the new strain.
The mayor stated, “This variant, known as Norwegian, or Luxembourgian, also has an extremely high infection rate.”
The B.1.1.6 variant reportedly started in Luxembourg in late 2020 and is yet unknown if the strain effects more critical diseases.
The infected hospital worker is quarantined at home. It is strange where she may have contracted the new variant.
Several thousand coronavirus variants are travelling around the world. Still, some, strains create more anxiety among health experts than others, including the UK variant and the South African variant, which are perceived to be more transmissible.