The British strain of coronavirus has been detected in Cyprus, TASS reports.
According to the local Ministry of Health, 12 people have been infected.
All those infected with the new strain came from the UK. They were tested as part of the program of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control.
The new mutation of the coronavirus in the UK became known in mid-December. It is considered 70% more infectious, although the danger of the strain in terms of mortality or hospitalization has not yet been identified.
NEWS.ru earlier reported that an elderly Israeli man died on Dec. 28 of a heart attack after receiving the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.