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No case of B.1.1.529 COVID-19 variant reported in India so far: Official sources – ET HealthWorld

Representative photo: AFP
Representative picture: AFP

The new COVID-19 variant B.1.1.529, which is inflicting a rise in new COVID-19 infections in South Africa, has not been discovered in India so far, mentioned official sources on Friday.

Newly recognized COVID-19 variant-B.1.1.529 is inflicting a rise in new COVID-19 infections in South Africa.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has referred to as for a particular assembly to debate the brand new Covid variant.

“We don’t know very much about this yet. What we do know is that this variant has a large number of mutations. And the concern is that when you have so many mutations, it can have an impact on how the virus behaves,” Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s the technical lead on Covid-19, mentioned in a briefing.

The Centre had earlier requested all states and UTs for rigorous screening of passengers travelling from overseas in view of the newly detected variant in South Africa.

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