The Gambia has registered two cases of a British-identified coronavirus mutation which is likely more infectious, the tiny West African state’s government said on Thursday.
Gambian Health Minister Ahmadou Samateh told lawmakers the strain was detected in two people entering the country — both of whom were asymptomatic — but did not give further details.
“People coming from 20 hot-spot countries, like the UK, Spain, France and Sweden must face another test because we have detected the new variant,” he said. “This one transmits faster”.
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