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India coronavirus strain declared ‘variant of concern’ in Britain

British health officials on Friday labelled a coronavirus strain first found in India a “variant of concern” due to evidence it spreads more easily, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson saying the situation needed careful handling.Public Health England designated variant B. 1.617.2, one of three variants identified in India that has spread to Britain, a variant of concern. Surge testing was being carried out in areas where evidence indicates community spread.Cases of the B. 1.617.2 variant…

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