UK coronavirus variant B.1.1.7, N501Y found in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Two cases of British coronavirus mutation found in Amsterdam

A highly contagious mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus which was linked to two weeks of rising infections in the United Kingdom has also been found in two people in the region of Amsterdam. Only one of the two visited the UK recently.

Health Minister Hugo de Jonge said he could not exclude that others were also infected with the mutated strain, but he also does not believe the situation is as dire as in the United Kingdom. “We do not think the virus has spread far, and it is not comparable to the British situation,” he told broadcaster NOS.


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** This post was originally published on December 22, 2020 **