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Delta coronavirus variant has 60 per cent transmission edge over Alpha, UK expert says

The Delta coronavirus variant of concern, first identified in India, is believed to be 60 per cent more transmissible than the Alpha variant which was previously dominant in Britain, a prominent UK epidemiologist said on Wednesday.British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said that England’s full reopening from Covid-19 lockdown, pencilled in for June 21, could be pushed back due to the rapid spread of the Delta variant.Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London told reporters that estimates of…

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