Health Cabinet: There is no evidence the new Covid-19 strain is in the DR


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Feb 20, 2019
Coronavirus Disease 2019 Rotator Graphic for (U.S. Air Force Graphic by Rosario “Charo” Gutierrez)

On Tuesday, Vice President Raquel Peña, and the director of the National Health Service (SNS), Mario Lama, said that the new fast-spreading strain from the United Kingdom is in the country.

Peña, who is also the Health Cabinet coordinator, said that the upward trend in Covid-19 cases is due to the local non-compliance with the preventive measures.

She said the government has sent tests carried out to people who have come from England to the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, USA and these have come back negative.

On Monday, the director of the country’s leading children’s hospital, the Robert Reid Cabral Hospital, infectologist Clemente Terrero, said that the new variant of Covid-19 is the cause of the increase in infections.

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