That would make Belgium the first European country to detect the strain

According to The Telegraph here. As mentioned earlier, as much as the EU says it would want to shore up border controls to prevent the latest virus variant from entering, little do they know that it has already been spreading in the region.

The worry here is that the same can be said for the rest of the world too.

As far as countries go, that would see Belgium add to the list of South Africa, Botswana, and Hong Kong once confirmed.