Algeria finds first cases of Indian COVID-19 variant


Algeria has detected its first cases of the coronavirus variant first discovered in India.

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The state research centre Pasteur Institute disclosed this  on Monday, saying six cases of the variant have been confirmed in the coastal province of Tipaza, some 70 km (43.75 miles) west of the capital, Algiers.

Algeria also announced in April that it will start producing Russia’s Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine in September in partnership with Moscow, and part of the production will be intended for African countries.



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