Switzerland records first case of Indian coronavirus strain

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Published: 2021-04-24 20:48

Last Updated: 2021-08-02 14:07


Switzerland records first case of Indian coronavirus strain
Switzerland records first case of Indian coronavirus strain

Saturday, the Swiss health authorities announced that the first infection with the COVID-19 mutation discovered in India has been detected in Switzerland.

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Public Health announced in a tweet “The first case of the India variant of COVID-19 has been discovered in Switzerland.”

The spokesperson Daniel Dauwalder told AFP in an email that “The person changed flights in a European country before flying on to Switzerland,” adding that a positive sample was taken back in March in the northern canton of Solothurn.

The health system in India is suffering as it goes through a new wave of coronavirus infections. Countries around the world are concerned due to the mutated variant, many of which suspended flights to and from India.

Switzerland is currently considering adding India to the 'red list' of high-risk countries. People arriving in Switzerland from a 'Red' country must undergo a 10-day quarantine.