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Factbox-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus By Reuters

Factbox-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus By Reuters
Factbox-Latest on worldwide spread of the coronavirus

* The new variant of coronavirus linked to a rapid rise in infections in Britain has been detected in Sweden after a traveller from the United Kingdom became ill and tested positive, the Swedish Health Agency said on Saturday.* France recorded its first case of the new variant of coronavirus as the number of cases and deaths from COVID-19 mounted, increasing concerns of a new wave of the virus hitting the euro zone's second-biggest economy.government will require all airline passengers arriving from Britain to test negative for COVID-19 within 72 hours of departure starting Monday amid concerns about a new coronavirus variant that may be more transmissible.28 as it tightens its borders following the detection of a new, highly infectious variant of the coronavirus.

* Russia on Saturday approved its main COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, for use by people over the age of 60, Russian news agencies cited the health ministry as saying.* The CoronaVac COVID-19 vaccine developed by China’s Sinovac Biotech Ltd SVA.

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