Eight cases of Indian variant confirmed in Cymru


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Eight cases of the Indian variant of coronavirus have been confirmed in Cymru, health officials confirm.


The so-called Indian variant was first detected in India in late 2020 and is one of the thousands of different coronavirus variants circulating.


Currently, there are not enough data to classify the Indian variant as a "variant of concern"— a term used to describe the Kent, Brazilian, and South African variants.


On Monday (19 April), England's Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, added India to a "red list" of countries from which most travel to the United Kingdom is banned.

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