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Covid-19 variants found in the UK, South Africa spread around the world

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is not enough information to determine whether the new variants could undermine vaccines

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India has found six cases of a variant of the coronavirus on a flight from Britain

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said a variant of the coronavirus, which could be up to 70% more transmissible, is spreading rapidly in Britain. A separate variant, first found in South Africa, is also causing concern.

The World Health Organization (WHO) says there is not enough information to determine whether the new variants could undermine vaccines being rolled out internationally.

The following countries are among those that have reported variants of the novel coronavirus, first identified in China a year ago, among their populations.

* SWITZERLAND has documented five cases of the variant from Britain and two cases of

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First Published: Dec 29 2020 | 8:30 PM IST

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