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The new Covid variant was only formally identified by the WHO on Saturday.

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Government messaging was thrown into chaos after ministers gave different advice on how to behave this Christmas.
"We’ve decided this year that it is probably sensible to do it by Zoom and wait for the spring," George Freeman said.
Sky News presenter Kay Burley told him: "You don’t know the answer."
A person in California has tested positive for the new Covid-19 variant, which was first identified by researchers in South Africa.

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Boris Johnson is under fire following reports he partied with staff in the run-up to Christmas and while the UK was in lockdown.
The health secretary has urged people to continue with their festive plans but has advised they take precautions.
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The prime minister tried to strike a positive tone, saying temporary vaccination centres will be "popping up like Christmas trees".
“No. Our advice to the public is as set out at the weekend," the prime minister's spokesman replied.
Hairdressers and takeaways have been added to the list of mask-mandatory venues.
There are similarities with previous Covid variants, and three new symptoms.
Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, also said working from home would be a 'good thing to do' if the new variant began to surge.
Gillian Keegan also said she would rather 'overreact than underreact' to the emergence of the new Covid strain.

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