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Five coronavirus strains circulating in Ukraine, says Health Ministry

ANI | Updated: Dec 31, 2020 10:51 IST


Kyiv [Ukraine], December 31 (ANI/Sputnik): Five strains of new coronavirus infection are circulating in Ukraine, the relevant data were obtained from the World Health Organization (WHO) after examining 50 test samples from nine regions of Ukraine, the Center for Public Health, which is part of the country's Health Ministry, said in a statement.

"The results showed that viruses circulating in Ukraine belong to the global genetic line B, which originates from China. Like any other line, genetic line B has varieties. The following genetic variants have been identified in Ukraine: B1; B1.1; B1.1.1; V1.5 and V2,", the center said.
The virological laboratory of the Center for Public Health sent test samples from the Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Transcarpathian, Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Kharkiv, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi regions and the city of Kyiv to the WHO. (ANI/Sputnik)

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