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Coronavirus: British variant ‘could be behind up to a quarter of French cases’

The more contagious coronavirus variant from Britain is estimated by the French government to be responsible for about 20 to 25 per cent of cases in France, health officials said on Thursday.In comparison, variants from South Africa and Brazil are behind just 4 to 5 per cent nationwide, Health Minister Olivier Veran said.The eastern Moselle department has seen an especially high number of cases: In the past four days, about 300 infections traced to the Brazilian and South African variants have…

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