More contagious strains of coronavirus that began in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization. Photo: Shutterstock More contagious strains of coronavirus that began in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization. Photo: Shutterstock
More contagious strains of coronavirus that began in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization. Photo: Shutterstock

Coronavirus: more contagious variants have spread to dozens of countries, says WHO

  • The strain first spotted in Britain has reached 70 countries, while the one first found in South Africa has spread to 31 countries
  • A third variant, discovered in Brazil, is now in eight countries

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More contagious strains of coronavirus that began in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization. Photo: Shutterstock More contagious strains of coronavirus that began in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization. Photo: Shutterstock
More contagious strains of coronavirus that began in Britain, South Africa and Brazil have spread to dozens of countries, according to the World Health Organization. Photo: Shutterstock
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