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Matt Hancock reveals 77 cases of South Africa coronavirus variant found in UK (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:46:50

He told the BBC's Andrew Marr cases were under "very close" observation and enhanced contact tracing was under way

Coronavirus news - live: Lockdown lifting ‘long way off’ Hancock says as UK sees 77 South Africa variant cases (source — www.independent.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:40:48

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End Of Lockdown 'Long Long, Long Way' Off, Says Matt Hancock (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:09:45

Health secretary Matt Hancock has said the end of the coronavirus lockdown is still a “long, long, long way” off. But amid fears schools may not reopen before easter, the minister sai...

UK has 77 cases of South African mutant Covid strain as Matt Hancock warns other variants could still be undetected (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/01/2021 14:04:59

BRITAIN has 77 cases of the deadly South African mutant Covid strain with potential hidden strains undetected, Matt Hancock warned today. The Health Secretary revealed the cases are all connected to t...

UK to ban passport-holders from Covid hotspots including South Africa in tough new border crackdown (source — www.thesun.co.uk) 24/01/2021 12:10:16

THE Government is said to be considering imposing a ban on all passport-holders arriving into Britain from coronavirus hotspots as Boris Johnson prepares to tighten border controls amid mounting conce...

Black And Asian Medics Urge Britain's Minority Communities: Get The Covid Jab (source — www.huffingtonpost.co.uk) 24/01/2021 10:46:37

It was not until she turned up at work on the morning of December 9 that May Parsons realised she was going to receive the first dose of her Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine – just a d...

Sir Elton John's sadness at coronavirus death of his South African doctor friend (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 24/01/2021 01:51:46

EXCLUSIVE: Singer is said to be “deeply upset” at the passing of children's HIV doctor who he became pals with after she wrote to the superstar asking for help in rebuilding a hospital

Matt Hancock warns South African Covid strain 'may make jabs 50% less effective' (source — www.mirror.co.uk) 23/01/2021 11:46:44

Leaked video shows the Health Secretary saying the UK would be sent "back to square one" if a variant of coronavirus evades vaccines, and his claims about the South African strain have been ...

Covid-19: Arrival with virulent South African strain faces 39-day MIQ stay (source — www.stuff.co.nz) 23/01/2021 02:53:54

The daunting stint isn't NZ's longest: One traveller has spent more than 40 days in MIQ after a member of their travel bubble tested positive.

Coronavirus: ‘Too early’ to know if South African variant limits vaccine efficacy, says Vallance (source — www.independent.co.uk) 23/01/2021 01:39:10

Matt Hancock told travel industry leaders the variant could reduce effectiveness ‘by about 50 per cent’

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