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France reports three cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

30 April 2021 20:15
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France reports three cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

PARIS. KAZINFORM - France has detected its first three cases of a COVID-19 variant first identified in India, French Health Minister Olivier said on Friday, Xinhua reports.

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The infectious strain was detected among people arriving from India, and who «have no link between them,» Veran told state-run France Info radio.

«The first three cases are not a surprise. They require an immediate intervention of the health services and that's what we are doing,» the minister said.

France has been placed under a third lockdown since the end of March after suffering a surge in COVID-19 deaths and infectious cases, due to the spread of more contagious virus strains.

On Thursday, 26,538 people tested positive for COVID-19 in France, bringing the cumulative total of infections to over 5.59 million.



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