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Belgium detects first case of new COVID variant in Europe

Hospitals in Belgium are already struggling to cope with the growing infection rate. (Photo: AFP)
AMMAN - Belgium detected Europe's first confirmed case of the new variant of COVID-19 on Friday, and at the same time announced measures aimed at curbing a rapidly spreading fourth wave of coronavirus infections.اضافة اعلان

Health Minister Frank Vandenbroucke told a news conference that a case of variant B.1.1.529 had been found in an unvaccinated person who had developed symptoms and tested positive on November 22.

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