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QUB expert: strict measures needed to stop virus variant spreading here

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Just the jab: Inside the Covid-19 mass vaccination centre in Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Foyle Arena yesterday

Just the jab: Inside the Covid-19 mass vaccination centre in Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Foyle Arena yesterday

Connor Bamford

Connor Bamford

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Just the jab: Inside the Covid-19 mass vaccination centre in Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Foyle Arena yesterday

A leading virologist has warned there is "a real risk" of the South African strain of Covid-19 spreading here.

Dr Connor Bamford, a research fellow at Queen's University, also expressed concern at evidence suggesting the current vaccines might be less effective against this strain.


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