France records first case of fast-rising UK new virus variant

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A French man resident in Britain and who arrived this month in the town of Tours, west-central France, has been tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus which is suspected of being particularly contagious, although it is still unkown if it causes more severe forms of Covid-19.

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France has confirmed the first case in the country of the more contagious coronavirus variant recently identified in the UK, reports BBC News.