Buenos Aires: Argentina registered a Brazilian strain of the coronavirus disease, Argentinian Health Minister Gines Gonzalez Garcia said on Monday.
“The health ministry through the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes found a new COVID-19 variant in Argentina. The Amazonas P.1 variant was recently detected in two samples and the Rio de Janeiro P.2 variant [was found] in other two travelers. All of them are from Brazil,” the minister reported on Twitter.
In mid-January, Argentina confirmed its first case of the British variant of the virus.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Argentina has registered over 1.9 million positive coronairus cases, including 49,171 fatalities. (Sputnik)