Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards, Principal Medical Officer of Institutions, in the Ministry of Health.
Rishard Khan
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The second case of someone infected with the UK variant of COVID-19 (B117) has been detected in the country.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health’s Principal Medical Officer of Institutions, Dr Maryam Abdool-Richards, during a virtual press conference on Monday.

“I’d like to reiterate the need for persons to follow all COVID-19 prevention measures. This is in light of information that we received of another case or the second case of the UK variant B117 from a repatriated national from the United States,” she said.

“This person is currently receiving medical care in the parallel healthcare system and is isolated,” Dr Abdool-Richards reported.

She noted that COVID-19 cases have been rising steadily, going from a seven-day rolling average of around four cases per day, to now 32, within the past five weeks.