Hancock: New variant of Covid-19 identified as London and parts of Essex, Herts will enter Tier 3

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A new variant of coronavirus has been identified in England, Matt Hancock has announced, as he confirmed London and parts of Essex and Hertfordshire were entering Tier 3.

The Health Secretary said the numbers of the new variant of coronavirus “are increasing rapidly”.

He told the Commons: “Initial analysis suggests that this variant is growing faster than the existing variants.

“We’ve currently identified over 1,000 cases with this variant predominantly in the South of England although cases have been identified in nearly 60 different local authority areas.

“And numbers are increasing rapidly.”

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