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Cuomo Calls the New Coronavirus Strain ‘Highly Problematic’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday a new COVID-19 strain that was detected in the state after it was first identified in the United Kingdom last month “could be a game-changer.” He called it “highly problematic.”

“This is a virus we have to be extra careful with,” the governor said at a press conference.

The state’s first confirmed diagnosis of the contagious new strain was detected in Saratoga Springs. The man who tested positive is affiliated with a jewelry store there, CBS New York reported. The person had no known travel history, Cuomo said.

The governor urged anyone who was exposed, or who was exposed to someone who was exposed, to contact state officials. “There’s nothing to be ashamed of,” he said. “This is a virus that travels. But we have to know. Containment is vitally important here.”

Read the source article at CBS News

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