Britain seeing some community transmission of South African coronavirus variant - minister

Britain's Health Secretary Matt Hancock arrives at Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has seen some community transmission of the coronavirus variant first identified in South Africa, health minister Matt Hancock said on Monday, though he said around two-thirds of cases were related to international travel.

"However, we have seen a small amount of community transmission too. As soon as these cases are discovered, we acted quickly," Hancock said.

(Reporting by William James, writing by Alistair Smout; editing by James Davey)