Matt Hancock to give statement over new India variant that ‘evades antibodies’

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Matt Hancock will make a statement about India's 'double mutation' coronavirus variant on Monday afternoon.

The Health Secretary will discuss what the virus outbreak means for the UK's roadmap out of lockdown restrictions.

Scientists are concerned that the Indian variant could spread more easily than other strains of Covid-19 in the UK.

It is also feared that its double mutation will allow it to evade current vaccines.

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