23 January 2022,   10:24
Finland confirms a case of the new COVID-19 variant that was first identified in the UK.

Finland has become the latest country to confirm a case of the new Covid-19 variant that was first identified in the UK, writes BBC.

On Monday, officials confirmed that at least one Finnish citizen who had recently returned from the UK tested positive at the weekend. According to the AP news agency, the individual and their family are in isolation.

Reuters news agency, meanwhile, reported that there were two cases of the new variant in Finland.

The news comes after South Korea announced that three of its citizens who had returned from London had the new strain.

Cases of the more contagious variant have also been confirmed in several European countries, as well as Canada and Japan.