France in race to contain new Covid-19 variant, speed up vaccine rollout

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Marseille mayorsaid seven to eight people had tested positive for the new variant in the city, while tests were underway on 30 others who may also have been exposed to it.

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French authorities said on Sunday they were racing to contain the more infectious variant of Covid-19 first found in Britain, which has now been detected in France's Mediterranean port of Marseille and in the Alps, reports FRANCE 24.