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New coronavirus strain found in England as London faces tighter restrictions

More than 1,000 cases of a new variant of the coronavirus have been identified, mainly in southeast England, according to British Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who added that the variant may be associated with a rapid rise in infection levels in the area.The government said on Monday that London will move into England’s highest tier of Covid-19 restrictions, citing an exponential rise in infection rates as one of the world’s richest cities struggles to contain the disease.“Over the last week,…

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