Britain seeing some community transmission of S African coronavirus variant -minister

PUBLISHED: Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:59:17 GMT

LONDON, April 19 (Reuters) – Britain has seen some community transmission of the coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, though he said around two-thirds of cases were related to international travel.

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“However, we have seen a small amount of community transmission too. As soon as these cases are discovered, we acted quickly,” Hancock said. (Reporting by William James, writing by Alistair Smout; editing by James Davey)

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