Taking samples of staff at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for COVID-19 testing (Photo: VNA)

Scientists said it is highly likely that the patients, who were confirmed on February 8, caught the virus from one source.

Besides Rwanda, the variant has been found in a few other countries, including the US, the United Arab Emirates, Australia and some countries in Europe such as the UK and Denmark. However, no abnormal developments have been reported in those countries.

The scientists also confirmed that the SARS-CoV-2 variant found in the patients at Tan Son Nhat International Airport is not the one found in the UK with high infection speed or the one detected in South Africa./.

 

CPV (Source: VNA)