Moscow on Sunday confirmed its first case of the new UK coronavirus strain. This follows an earlier decision by officials to suspend flights from Britain to stop the mutation reaching Russia. One person returning to Russia from the UK was found to have been infected with the new strain. This was disclosed by the head of Russia’s health regulator, Rospotrebnadzor. Watchdog head, Anna Popova did not specify when the individual tested positive for coronavirus or any other circumstances surrounding the discovery. Russia has one of the highest infection rates in the world and officials on Sunday confirmed a total of nearly 3.5 million cases.