How dangerous is the Indian Covid variant?

Deputy Political editor Nicholas Cecil joins the show as it’s confirmed four people in the UK who had the Indian variant of Covid-19 have since died. He discusses how concerned public officials are about the bug which appears to be capable of spreading faster than the Kent mutation which fuelled the second wave in Britain. We also look ahead to the planned next stage of the re-opening of the country, with people allowed to drink inside pubs and many theatres re-opening. Will a surge of Indian variant cases put that at risk?


 

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