Cuomo Calls On NY Hospitals To Test For UK Strain

The New York Daily News reports:

Gov. Cuomo is calling on New York hospitals and labs to specifically test for a new highly contagious COVID mutation found in the United Kingdom.

The governor, who a day earlier worked out a deal with airlines requiring travelers from England report a negative coronavirus test before flying to the Empire State, said he believes the new strain is likely already in the U.S.

“If the variant is here, I want to know, because that would be problematic,” Cuomo said Tuesday. “We want to test for the variant. If it’s here we want to know it. We want to isolate it immediately.”