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4 May 2021
Countries in South Asia are watching out for a potentially more infectious coronavirus variant crossing the border from India. COVID-19 case numbers are currently rising in several countries.
7 Feb 2021
Volunteers begin distributing Covid tests door-to-door as health officials increase testing in eight areas across England where nearly a dozen South African Covid-19 variant cases have been identified in the last week. The 11 cases could not be linked to international travel, sparking concerns of localised transmission of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant.
25 Dec 2020
A woman who flew from London to Frankfurt this weekend was carrying the new, more infectious coronavirus variant, German officials have said. Meanwhile, Denmark identified 33 people infected with the mutated virus.

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