Public Health England steps up surveillance of South African Covid variant

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Public Health England is to step up its surveillance of a highly transmissible variant of coronavirus that arrived in the UK after fuelling a surge in the number of cases in South Africa.

The new variant was detected in the UK shortly before Christmas when health authorities tested two people who became infected following contact with separate travellers from the country.

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