PARIS: France has discovered a brand new coronavirus variant within the French area of Brittany, mentioned the French well being ministry in a press release late Monday.
In keeping with Reuters, the well being ministry’s assertion learn that preliminary evaluation didn’t present this new variant to be extra severe or transmissible than others.
The well being ministry mentioned the brand new variant had been present in a cluster of circumstances in a hospital centre in Lannion.
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Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron had mentioned France will cease administering AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine as a “precaution” pending a brand new evaluation by the European Union’s medicines regulator.
Macron’s determination got here after an identical announcement by the German and Italian governments.