In Israel, a new variant of coronavirus AY.4.2 was detected in a child who arrived from Moldova

A child who returned from Moldova to Israel was diagnosed with a new variant of the AY.4.2 coronavirus, the Israeli Ministry of Health said. British scientists wrote that the AY.4.2 strain was derived from the delta strain and may be more infectious.

By data The Israeli Ministry of Health, the case is an 11-year-old boy. He returned from Moldova, the TV channel reports. i24… Now the child is in isolation, after arrival he did not contact anyone.

The AY.4.2 variant of the coronavirus has already been detected in several European countries, including the UK. Local scientists assumed that AY.4.2 could be considered the most contagious strain of COVID-19.

Denis Protsenko, the head physician of the kovidny hospital in Kommunarka, said that the delta strain of the coronavirus dominates in Russia. Due to the sharp increase in the incidence in the country, the authorities may declare non-working days from October 30 to November 7. In Moscow, employers were again instructed to send at least 30% of employees to remote work.

Details – in the material “Kommersant” “Transfer of the country to the home position”.

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