TOKYO: Another new strain of the coronavirus has been discovered in Japan after the United Kingdom.

According to a report by a foreign news agency, the Ministry of Health of Japan says that another new type of coronavirus has been diagnosed in four passengers coming from the Brazilian state of Amazonas.

Japanese health ministry officials say the new form is being studied and efforts are being made to determine how effective the existing vaccine will be against it.

Officials say the form of the coronavirus diagnosed in travelers coming to Japan is different from the rapidly spreading strains of the coronavirus in the UK and South Africa.

It should be noted that on December 14, a new type of coronavirus was diagnosed in the UK which is spreading at a rate of 70%. Since then, many countries have postponed their flights to the UK.

It may be recalled that the number of coronavirus cases in Japan has reached 289,000 while 4,067 people have died from the epidemic so far.

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