The brand new fast-spreading variant of the coronavirus within the UK has led to many international locations world wide imposing journey bans on Britain to stop its unfold.
But the mutation generally known as the B117 lineage, which can be as much as 70 per cent extra infectious, has been detected in a number of international locations.
This contains Australia, though all cases reported to date have been detected in hotel quarantine.
Because the pressure sows chaos all through south-east England, here’s a have a look at the place confirmed instances of the pressure have been discovered.
The brand new UK variant was first identified in the English county of Kent on September 20.
The UK’s well being secretary introduced the existence of the variant on December 14.
Well being authorities steered the virus might be as much as 70 per cent extra transmissible, with the UK’s chief scientific advisor saying the brand new variant was turning into the dominant type in elements of England akin to London, the south-east and the nation’s east.
With the variety of instances within the nation hovering following the invention of the pressure, Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed tighter COVID-19 restrictions.
Many international locations have since announced a halt to flights and travel from the UK.
However these restrictions haven’t prevented the pressure’s unfold into continental Europe.
Instances of the pressure had been first discovered outdoors the UK within the Netherlands and Denmark.
Two instances had been confirmed within the Netherlands earlier this month, because the nation went right into a five-week lockdown to fight a 42 per cent leap in new instances.
In response to the brand new pressure, the Netherlands has banned flights from the UK till subsequent yr.
The nation’s infectious illness authority analysed genetic materials from 7,805 constructive assessments, discovering the an infection in 0.4 per cent of instances, indicating there was “societal an infection”.
However authorities burdened it was “at a really low stage”.
Denmark has additionally suspended flights from the UK.
On December 21 Italy detected a affected person contaminated with the pressure.
The person with the pressure and his associate had been positioned into isolation after touchdown at Rome’s Fiumicino airport.
Germany recorded its first case of the UK pressure on Thursday, after a girl who flew into Frankfurt airport on December 20 examined constructive.
She was positioned into quarantine.
Germany has cancelled air passenger flights from the UK till not less than January.
In current days extra international locations in Europe have confirmed their first instances of the pressure.
Three instances had been confirmed in Switzerland this weekend, with all instances being British residents.
Switzerland has saved open its ski slopes and hundreds of vacationers have arrived within the final couple of weeks.
However Switzerland has stopped overseas nationwide arriving type the UK.
France reported its first case of the pressure on Christmas Day.
The French well being ministry mentioned the particular person was a French citizen within the city of Excursions who travelled from London per week in the past.
The France-UK border stays closed to everybody however French residents coming dwelling from the UK and UK residents who reside in France completely, offered they’ve a damaging COVID-19 check.
Whereas 4 arrivals from the UK who landed in Madrid had been confirmed as the primary instances of the variant in Spain.
Spain indefinitely suspended all flights from the UK excluding these carrying Spanish residents and residents final week.
Sweden has additionally confirmed the pressure has been detected within the nation after a UK traveller turned in poor health and examined constructive.
The traveller has been isolating and no additional constructive instances have been detected, well being officers mentioned.
Sweden has an entry ban on individuals travelling from the UK and Denmark.
Final weekend, World Well being Group infectious ailments epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove informed the BBC a case of the UK pressure had been present in isolation in Australia.
Australian health authorities have since confirmed four cases of the brand new pressure have been discovered within the nation as of December 22.
Two were found in New South Wales and two in Victoria.
All instances have been present in current arrivals in quarantine. There have been no confirmed cases of group transmission.
NSW Well being has introduced the Avalon cluster is of United States origin and never related to the UK pressure.
Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly mentioned the nation was not planning on banning flights from the UK, as Australia’s 14-day resort quarantine was a lot stricter than many different international locations closing borders to the nation.
The invention of the brand new variant in Japan has led to the nation banning all non-resident overseas nationals from coming into the nation.
Japan has confirmed the brand new variant in seven individuals over the past two days — 5 returnees from the UK who examined constructive at airports and two others in Tokyo.
On Saturday, Japan’s well being ministry confirmed two instances of the brand new variant — a person in his 30s who returned to Japan from Britain on December 16 and his relative, a girl in her 20s with no historical past of visiting that nation.
Each sufferers have been hospitalised in Tokyo.
On Friday, the well being ministry mentioned the brand new variant was detected in samples of 5 individuals getting back from the UK between December 18 and December 21. The arrivals examined constructive at airport inspection.
All however one of many instances complained of fatigue however had no signs.
Authorities mentioned there was no proof the B117 pressure had been circulating locally.
The affected person with the brand new variant got here to Singapore from the UK on December 6, had been quarantined on arrival and examined constructive on December 8.
Singapore suspended flights to or from the UK from December 23, together with these already in transit on the time.
Returning residents and residents might enter and isolate for 14 days after a damaging check.
Well being officers in Canada have confirmed two instances of the variant had been present in Canada this weekend.
The instances had been confirmed in an Ontario couple with no recognized journey historical past, publicity or high-risk contact
Canada has prolonged a ban on passenger flights arriving from Britain.