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Indian COVID strain present in Russia - health min.

The coronavirus variant uncovered initially in India has made its way to Russia, Moscow's Health Minister Mikhail Murashko (pictured) stated on Sunday.

"We registered cases of the Indian strain of the coronavirus," Murashko said in an interview with RIA Novosti, after having claimed a week ago that the COVID situation in Russia is "still tense."

During the past 24 hours, Russian health authorities have observed 8,419 new coronavirus infections and 334 deaths attributed to the virus.

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