São Paulo State Confirms First Cases of Infections with New Coronavirus Strain

One of the infected people is a 25-year-old woman from the city of São Paulo, who may have become infected after contact with travelers who were in Europe.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The government of São Paulo state, confirmed on Monday two cases of people infected by the new strain of coronavirus, the same that has been putting parts of the UK in lockdown since the end of December.

The government's Department of Health said there was still no information on new measures to restrict circulation in the state. Those are the first two cases in Brazil of the new strain, known as B.1.1.7.

One of the infected people is a 25-year-old woman from the city of São Paulo. She . . .

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