Canada confirms first two cases of mutant coronavirus plague strain from the UK: Fears grow that super-infectious virus is already spreading through North America after doctors said travel restrictions were imposed too late

Canadian health officials have confirmed on Saturday the first two cases of a more contagious COVID-19 mutant strain that was first detected in the United Kingdom and has now spread to Denmark, Belgium, Australia, Holland, and other countries.

The announcement was made on Saturday by Dr. Barbara Yaffe, the associate chief medical officer of health for the Province of Ontario, the most populous in the country.

Yaffe said that the first two cases detected in Canada are a couple from Durham, Ontario, just outside of Toronto.

The couple has no known travel history, exposure or high-risk contacts.

Both individuals have been informed and are now in self-isolation as per public health protocols, according to Yaffe.

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Source: Daily Mail