The Centre for Public Health has said that five strains of new COVID-19 infection are circulating in Ukraine.
The centre in a statement on Thursday said the data was obtained from the World Health Organisation (WHO) after examining 50 test samples from nine regions of Ukraine.
“The results showed that viruses circulating in Ukraine belong to the global genetic line B, which originates from China. Like any other line, the genetic line B has varieties.
The following genetic variants have been identified in Ukraine: ‘B1; B1.1; B1.1.1; В1.5 and В2,”, the centre said.
The virological laboratory of the centre sent test samples from the Dnepropetrovsk, Donetsk, Transcarpathian, Ivano-Frankovsk, Lvov, Kharkov, Khmelnitsky, Chernovtsy regions and the city of Kiev to the WHO.
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