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Covid-19: Seven cases of Indian variant found in NI – BBC News

Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride says the news is “not entirely unexpected”.

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By Louise CullenBBC News NI
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Seven cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 have been detected in Northern Ireland.
It is the first time it has been confirmed in the country but three cases were detected in the Republic of Ireland last month.
Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride said it was not unexpected.
He added: “Confirmation of these cases does not mean this variant is going to become the most prevalent or the dominant strain in Northern Ireland.
“It does, however,…

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