Brazilian variant: ‘Massive effort’ under way to contain spread of variant, says Boris Johnson

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    The Prime Minister has said there is a ‘massive effort’ under way to contain the spread of the Brazilian variant of coronavirus.

    For the latest updates, follow our liveblog here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/science-and-disease/coronavirus-news-covid-brazil-variant-mutation-vaccine-lockdown/

    Health officials are currently hunting for a person in the UK who is infected with the variant in a bid to prevent it infecting the wider community.

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