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Healthcare

Algeria records six new cases of British coronavirus variant

ALGIERS, March 4 (Reuters) - Algeria has reported six new cases of the coronavirus variant first identified in Britain, bringing the total number to eight, government research centre Pasteur Institute said on Thursday.

Four of the new cases were in contact with the two first people who tested positive for the British variant on Feb. 25, it said in a statement. (Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed. Editing by Mark Potter)

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