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No onwards transmission of new strain, says Quayle

Manx patient found to have more transmissible variant after UK appointment

There's no evidence of onwards transmission on the Island after a Manx patient returned from an appointment in the UK with the new strain of coronavirus.

The case relates to a person who was tested before Christmas, and not either of the two recent clusters.

This variant is thought to be up to 70% more transmissible.

Chief Minister Howard Quayle says the individual quarantined upon return: