UK coronavirus pandemic: Fears that new variant could lead to surge in cases

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    Scientists have warned ministers that a third wave of #coronavirus may have already begun in #Britain, casting doubt on plans in England to lift all #lockdown restrictions in three weeks’ time. FRANCE 24’s Bénédicte Paviot tells us more.

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