“According to the information that I received, the data of some patients were sent to Germany, there are preliminary results confirming the presence of the British strain of coronavirus,” Chokoya quoted TASS as saying.

He clarified that at the moment Moldova is awaiting official confirmation of the information "on paper". 

According to him, the treatment of this strain of coronavirus requires more efforts on the part of medical workers, which complicates the fight against the pandemic.

Earlier, the Moldovan authorities decided to extend the public health emergency due to the coronavirus until April 15.