Coronavirus UK news update – Brazil Covid variant is in 15 nations NOT on UK quarantine list amid mystery traveller hunt

THE Brazilian variant has been found in 15 countries that aren’t on the UK’s red quarantine list.

The World Health Organisation revealed that more countries have now reported the P1 strain, first reported in the UK but originally from Brazil.

Health officials revealed at the weekend they had found six cases of the Brazil variant in the UK.

Three are in England and three in Scotland – and experts are concerned the vaccines may not be as effective against it.

And the hunt is on for one person who didn’t fill in their contact details correctly and may have no idea they were carrying it.

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