Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EU

EU health commissioner says bloc will assist with genomic sequencing to curb mutation

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The EU has warned that the highly contagious coronavirus variant first found in Britain is now having “a significant impact” in other European countries, and said its spread “must be stopped at all costs”.

“We cannot be complacent,” Stella Kyriakides, the bloc’s health commissioner, said on Wednesday. “We cannot let it get out of hand. So we are ready to help member states in the area of genomic sequencing of samples. There is no way around this.”

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Coronavirus variant from UK ‘must not get out of hand’ warns EU