- Several countries have imposed travel restrictions and closed their borders following reports of a new, more contagious coronavirus strain.
- The new variant of the virus is up to 70% more transmissible.
- Scroll down to see in which countries the cases of the new virus strains have been reported so far.
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Reports of a new and more contagious coronavirus strain have caused panic in Europe and beyond.
The new variant of the virus, which is up to 70% more transmissible, was first detected in the UK in September, but has since spread rapidly.
The new variant has led some countries to close their borders and tighten their travel restrictions even further.
From Japan to Sweden, scroll down to see a list of countries where the new coronavirus strain has already been identified.