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Russia says test for UK coronavirus variant to be available soon – TASS

Russian Minister of Health Murashko speaks during a demonstration prior to the opening of a new section for treatment of patients affected by the coronavirus disease at a hospital in Moscow

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Friday said a test system for detecting the coronavirus variant discovered in the UK will soon be available for medical institutions, the TASS news agency reported.

Russia has suspended flights to and from Britain until Feb. 1. The ban has been in place since Dec. 22.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Writing by Alexander Marrow; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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