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U.K. Says Virus Strain Afflicting London Spreads More Easily

  • Johnson cites fast-spreading virus in locking down capital
  • No evidence it’s more lethal or causes more severe disease
London Hit by Toughest Covid Restrictions After Cases Surge
Photographer: Betty Laura Zapata/Bloomberg

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U.K. health officials raised the alarm about a variant of the coronavirus that’s spreading quickly across London and southeast England.