- 33 Countries are currently spreading the new strain of the more infectious COVID-19 virus
- Turkey becomes the latest country where COVID-19 spreads with the new variant
- Travel blamed for the global spread of the new COVID-19 virus
Turkey slammed its doors to travelers from Britain on Friday, saying that it had found 15 infections with the new, more transmissible variant of the virus that first emerged in England. All were among recent arrivals from the United Kingdom.
That list of countries that have identified infections involving the variant has been growing rapidly, and now includes
United States, Britain, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates.