France Detects First Case Of Indian Covid Variant: Health Agency

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France Detects First Case Of Indian Covid Variant: Health Agency

A woman, wearing a protective face mask, walks past a closed restaurant in Paris amid Covid outbreak.

A case of the Indian variant of the coronavirus has now been detected in mainland France, a regional health agency director said Thursday.

“We have identified that it was the Indian variant” from someone who had returned from India, Benoit Elleboode, director of an agency in the southwestern department of Nouvelle-Aquitaine told BFMTV and CNews televisions two days after Health Minister Olivier Veron said that “no case of the variant of Indian origin” had been detected in mainlFirst Case Of Indian Covid Variant Detected In Franceand France.

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