Coronavirus: Russia confirms first case of more infectious COVID-19 variant

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A Russian who reutrned from Britain has tested positive for the more infectious variant of COVID-19, the first such case in Russia, the RIA news agency cited Anna Popova, head of the country’s consumer health watchdog, as saying on Sunday.

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Popova gave no further details.

Russia suspended flights to Britain last month after the more contagious variant was detected there.

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