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France detects 20 cases of Indian COVID variant: Health minister

Source Al Jazeera

The coronavirus variant first detected in India appears to be on the rise in France, which has now recorded at least 20 cases, according to the country’s health minister.

On Monday, Olivier Veran told French news channel LCI that people affected had been identified in five small clusters, local media reported.

Veran did not specify where the cases had been recorded but said the variant, formally known as B.1.617, was “not spreading rapidly” in the country.

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