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Over 100 cases of British strain of COVID-19 detected in Russia

Ten cases of the African strain are also registered, according to the chief sanitary physician

MOSCOW, April 6. /TASS/. Specialists have detected 103 cases of the British strain of the coronavirus and 10 cases of the African strain in Russia, Head of the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing Anna Popova reported on Tuesday.

"103 [cases] of the British variant and 10 [cases] of the South African one have been detected," she said at a meeting of the state coordination council on fighting the coronavirus.

According to the official, internal spread of these coronavirus strains in Russia is not being documented; all of them were brought from other countries.