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    • Indian Covid-19 variant already in 53 countries

      Indian Covid-19 variant already in 53 countries

      The coronavirus variant first detected in India has now been officially recorded in 53 territories, a World Health Organisation report showed. The report claimed it had shown increased transmissibility, while disease severity and risk of infection were under investigation.

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    • UK bans arrivals from South America over new Brazil strain

      UK bans arrivals from South America over new Brazil strain

      Britain will ban arrivals from South American countries and Portugal because of concerns over a new Brazilian variant of the coronavirus, transport minister Grant Shapps said. PM Boris Johnson expressed concern about the Brazilian strain on Wednesday and Britain is already trying to contain a UK variant behind a surge in cases at the end of last year.

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