- Several countries have imposed travel restrictions and closed their borders after reports of a new, more contagious coronavirus strain.
- The new variant of the virus is up to 70% more transmissible.
- Scroll down to see which countries have so far reported cases of the new virus strain.
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Reports of a new and more contagious coronavirus strain have prompted panic in Europe and beyond.
The new variant of the virus, which might be up to 70% more transmissible, was first detected in the UK in September but had since spread rapidly.
The new variant has brought some countries to close their borders and tighten their travel restrictions even further.
From Japan to Sweden, scroll down to see a list of countries where the new coronavirus strain has already been identified.