Thailand has confirmed its first local cases of the coronavirus variant first detected in the Britain, raising the likelihood that it is facing a new wave of the pandemic, a senior doctor said Wednesday.The variant was found in blood samples from 24 people in a new cluster of cases involving customers of nightlife venues in the capital, Bangkok, said Dr Yong Pooworavan, a virologist from the Faculty of Medicine at Bangkok’s Chulalongkorn University.Speaking at a health ministry news conference,…

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