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Shandong confirmed its first imported coronavirus variant case
Published on: 2021-01-07
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The Health Commission of Shandong Province has confirmed its first coronavirus variant case imported from the UK on Tuesday.
 

The case reported in Qingdao has been analyzed based on the whole gene sequence, which showed to be 99.99 percent homologous with the recent variant strain founded in the UK. The analysis has been completed by Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
 

"Shandong has strict closed-loop management on admitting inbound travelers," said Lei Jie, chief expert and physician of public health emergency at Shandong Center for Disease Control and Prevention. This means if any travelers coming from outside of China test positive when quarantined in hotels, they will be admitted in designated hospitals for treatment right away, ensuring no contact with the outside.
 

Lei also added there is no need for the public to worry because it is impossible for positive cases detected among inbound travelers during their quarantine – both confirmed and asymptomatic – to be discharged to their communities before they recover.
 

Shandong is the third region to detect the new variant strain in China after Shanghai and Guangdong.
 

山东发现首例“新冠变异毒株”感染确诊患者!

近日,山东省疾病预防控制中心完成对青岛报告的1例英国输入病例样本全基因测序分析,经比对,与近期高度关注的英国变异株序列高度同源。该病例为山东省第一例输入的新冠病毒VUI-202012/01突变体感染病例。

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