Covid-19: three cases of Indian variant detected in France



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M. Larguet, F.Prabonnaud, D.Basier, P. Wursthorn, J.Pires

France 3

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The Indian variant of Covid-19 was detected in three patients returning from India in the South West from France, Thursday April 29. Two other cases were detected in Bouches-du-Rhône.

France records of the first proven cases of variant contamination in the event that of Covid 19. In particular a woman in Lot et Garonne, mI also have two people in the Bouches-du-Rhône. All came from India. On April 30, a new case was reported in Bordeaux. This specific variant from India is just as well controlled as the South African or Brazilian variant.“, assures Benoît Ellboode, director of the regional health agency.

Professor Jean-Michel Pawlotsky, virologist, remains cautious:We will continue to see a certain number of variants appear in our country because there are obviously contacts between the different regions of the world. And that doesn’t mean you have to worry every time. Other suspicions of the variant in the event that have been reported in France, in people who have made a stay in India. Investigations are underway.

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