COVID-19: British variant spreads to 70 countries, South Africa to 31

The number of countries and territories where the British variant of the coronavirus is now found stood at 70 as of January 25, 10 more than on January 12, the WHO said on Wednesday.

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The South African variant, which, like the British, is much more contagious than the original SARS-CoV-2 virus was, also continues to spread, and is now present in 31 countries and territories, in 8 more countries , details the World Health Organization in its weekly epidemiological review.

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