British virus strain identified in Cambodia’s fast-growing outbreak

Cambodia, facing its worst Covid-19 outbreak since the pandemic began, has identified the more infectious strain of the coronavirus first discovered in Britain among new cases linked to the cluster.

The Ministry of Health said in a statement on Tuesday that three people tested positive for the British mutation.

The cases are connected to an outbreak first detected on Saturday and largely among Chinese nationals living in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.

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