The first case of the South African strain of COVID-19 has been registered in Italy in the city of Varese (Lombardy region), the city health service said in a statement.
Infection with the strain was found in a man who recently arrived at Milan Malpensa Airport from Africa.
"Currently, the Varese Hospital is evaluating the first case of the South African variant of SARS-CoV-2 observed in Italy," the service said.
The biological material will soon be sent for verification to the Italian National Institute of Health. (/Sputnik)
( With inputs from ANI )
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