Germany Reports first Case of British Coronavirus Variant

A new variant of the pandemic SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that has been spreading rapidly in Britain has been found in Germany, Reuters quoted the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg as saying on Friday.

The infected person flew to Frankfurt from Britain on Dec. 20 to visit relatives and tested positive upon arrival, the southwestern German state’s health ministry said on Twitter.

The person was picked up from the airport by car by family members and has isolated at the family’s residence since then, the ministry added.