On Monday, British Health Minister Matt Hancock revealed a new rapid strain of Coronavirus had been detected during the past days.
Hancock explained to the House of Commons that thanks to Britain’s capabilities in the field of genetics, this strain has been monitored, which he said is increasing rapidly, according to the British newspaper “The Telegraph.”
He added that the initial tests indicate that this strain is spreading faster than previous strains.
He said: “We have currently identified more than 1000 cases of this strain, most of them in southern England, although cases have been identified in nearly 60 different regions.” The numbers are increasing rapidly.
Hanlon’s comments came as London moved to the third level of closure, starting from Wednesday, due to the high number of coronavirus infections.