Quebec Has Confirmed Its First COVID-19 Case With 'The New Variant'
The person was in contact with someone that had been to the UK.
"This person was in contact with a family member who returned to Quebec on December 11, after a stay in the United Kingdom, and who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 13," the ministry says.
For the moment, there is no need to modify public health recommendations.
Ministry of health and social services
An "investigation showed that the person who travelled had prolonged contact only with the three members of their family, all of whom tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation at home. Variant S was identified in one of these individuals."
The ministry added that "public health authorities are following the situation very closely" and will inform the public as new developments on the variant becomes available.
The government also underlined that non-essential travel is "not recommended."