The Ministry of Health announces that a German laboratory has confirmed the presence of the British variant of the COVID-19 virus in Moldova.
According to the institution, the laboratory of the National Agency for Public Health received proven results sent to the Institute of Virology Charite, Berlin, on monitoring the circulation of COVID-19 variants by molecular biology and sequencing methods.
“According to the results received from the 23 samples sent, 11 samples were confirmed as the British variant. Of these, 7 samples were from COVID-19 suspects returning from the UK, 2 from Ukraine, and 2 patients with severe COVID-19 from the intensive care units,” it is shown in an informative note of the institution.
Ministry representatives say that the detection of new variants does not change the treatment of patients.