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18 May
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A test has been developed in Russia to detect the British strain of coronavirus

The UK announced the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in early December 2020.

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/NOVOSTIVL/ The Central Research Institute of Epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor has developed a test to detect the mutation of the coronavirus N501Y (the so-called British strain).

The test system quickly identifies the British strain of the virus. It has successfully passed clinical trials and has high accuracy, the Rospotrebnadzor said in a statement. The new technology could be used to develop tests to detect other mutations in the coronavirus and other infections.

The UK announced the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in early December 2020. In this regard, Russia has temporarily restricted air traffic in this country. Later, the first case of infection with the "British" mutation of the coronavirus was recorded in Russia, now the patient has recovered. The British strain of coronavirus does not cause more severe disease. According to Rospotrebnadzor, it has the same method of distribution - mainly airborne, so the preventive measures for it remain the same.


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