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Covid-19: New coronavirus variant discovered in France

Paris - The new variant had been found in a cluster of cases in a hospital centre



By Reuters

Published: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 11:22 AM

Last updated: Tue 16 Mar 2021, 11:30 AM

A new coronavirus variant has been found in the French region of Brittany, said the French health ministry in a statement late on Monday, adding that initial analysis did not show this new variant to be more serious or transmissible than others.

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The health ministry said the new variant had been found in a cluster of cases in a hospital centre in Lannion.


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