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Russia reports first Covid-19 variant case

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MOSCOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) – A Russian who reutrned from Britain has tested positive for the more infectious variant of COVID-19, the first such case in Russia, the RIA news agency cited Anna Popova, head of the country’s consumer health watchdog, as saying on Sunday.

Popova gave no further details.

Russia suspended flights to Britain last month after the more contagious variant was detected there.

(Reporting by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Alexander Smith)

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