Covid-19 news: More than 38% of new UK cases are due to Indian variant

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Latest coronavirus news as of 6pm on 28 May

Nearly 7000 cases of the coronavirus variant identified in India have been confirmed across the UK

As of 27 May, 38.5 per cent of new coronavirus infections in the UK were cases of the B.1.617.2 variant of the virus first identified in India, according to data from Public Health England. Mass testing and vaccination drives are continuing in areas most…

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