(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) A total of 1.6 million confirmed cases in Germany have been diagnosed with the first case of a variant virus

  China News Agency, Berlin, December 24 (Reporter Peng Dawei) As of the evening of the 24th local time, the cumulative number of people diagnosed with the new crown virus in Germany has exceeded 1.6 million.

On the same day, Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany confirmed the country's first case of the mutated new coronavirus.

  The German disease control department announced on the 24th that the number of new confirmed cases was 32,195.

According to real-time data from Germany's "Times Online", as of 18:00 local time on the 24th, Germany had a total of 1,608,137 confirmed diagnoses, 1,183,996 cured, and 29,540 deaths.

  The Baden-Württemberg State Ministry of Health issued a statement on the 24th, stating that the state confirmed the first case of infection with a variant strain of the new crown virus "B.1.1.7" in Germany that day.

According to reports, the case is a woman who arrived in Baden-Württemberg from the UK on the 20th of this month and was diagnosed with the above-mentioned strain on the 24th.

  A spokesperson for the state's Ministry of Health introduced the diagnosis of the case on the same day: The woman came to Germany to visit relatives. She arrived in Frankfurt by plane from London on the 20th and entered Germany from Frankfurt.

The woman had already tested positive during a rapid test at Frankfurt Airport.

Later, his relatives drove him away, and were isolated at home until now.

On the 21st, the woman received a nucleic acid test, and the result was still positive; on the same day, she began to show mild symptoms.

Three close contacts of the confirmed case have been quarantined.

  The Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Health then sent the virus test samples of the case to the National New Coronavirus Analysis Laboratory at the Charité Medical School in Berlin for further genetic sequencing of the virus.

On the 24th, the laboratory officially confirmed that the case was infected with the mutant strain "B.1.1.7".

  A spokesperson for the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Health said that the three close contacts have not shown symptoms and their test samples are being sent for inspection.

The health department of Freudenstadt where the case is located is in close communication with state and municipal governments.

  The German Federal Government announced on the 22nd that due to the mutation of the new crown virus reported by the relevant countries, from now until January 6, 2021, passengers from the United Kingdom and South Africa will be prohibited from travelling to Germany by air, rail, ship, and bus transportation.