Matt Hancock says missing Brazilian Covid case traced to one of 379 households in South East

HEALTH experts searching for the missing Brazilian variant Covid case have narrowed it down to one of 379 households in the South East, the Health Secretary has confirmed.

Matt Hancock today addressed MPs in the House of Commons and stated that there was "no information that suggests the variant had spread" to other areas in the UK.

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Residents living in five postcodes were earlier this week urged to get tested for Covid after six people were found to have been infected with the mutant bug in England and Scotland.

While five of the six people submitted details via Test and Trace, there was one passenger who didn't fill out the correct details.

Officials are also searching for passengers who were on the Swiss Air flight LX318 from Sao Paulo to Heathrow, via Zurich, which landed on February 10.

But the Health Secretary has defended the Government's border arrangements following the detection of the cases of the worrying Manaus variant.

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