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COVID Delta variant represents 9-10% of French new cases, govt spokesman

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Nice

PARIS (Reuters) – The Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus first found in India – which experts deem more infectious than other variants – currently represents 9-10% of confirmed new COVID cases in France, said government spokesman Gabriel Attal on Wednesday.

Last week, French health minister Olivier Veran said the Delta variant represented 2-4% of cases in France.

Attal also told reporters that Russia had been added to the list of countries considered by France as high-risk Covid zones, along with Namibia and Seychelles.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Benoit Van Overstaeten)

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