Algeria finds first cases of Indian coronavirus variant

ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria has detected its first cases of the coronavirus variant first discovered in India, state research centre Pasteur Institute said on Monday.

Six cases of the variant have been confirmed in the coastal province of Tipaza, some 70 km (43.75 miles) west of the capital, Algiers, it said in a statement.

(Reporting by Hamid Ould Ahmed; Editing by Chris Reese)