WHO says virus fatalities in Africa surges amid new variants

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Britain, South Africa and Brazil, "particularly worries us," said French Health Minister Olivier Veran on Thursday. Currently, the variant first spotted in Britain represented up to 25 percent of the total positive tests in France, up from 15 percent a week ago, Veran said at a weekly press briefing on the epidemic situation. Meanwhile, 4-5 percent of new cases were attributable to the variants detected in Brazil and South Africa, he said. Over the last four days, France has detected 300 cases of the variants - first detected in South Africa and Brazil - in the eastern French region of...