The first case of the British strain COVID-19 was detected in Finland in the Kymenlaakso region bordering on the Russian Vyborg.
According to the Kouvolan Sanomat newspaper, in Kymenlaakso, the first carrier of the mutated coronavirus was found during the Christmas holidays. An infected person came to Finland from the UK.
Finnish doctors have already started tracking infection chains to stop the spread of the new type of COVID-19.
British scientists have identified a new strain of coronavirus that can spread faster than already known pathogen species. The new variant is dominant in the British capital, according to senior government health adviser Patrick Vallance.
NEWS.ru reported earlier that the deputy PM said Russian vaccines could cope with the British strain of COVID.