Indian Covid-19 variant found in 44 countries, all regions: WHO

  • The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in sequences uploaded to the GISAID open-access database "from 44 countries in all six WHO regions.
WHO said a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.(Reuters)
WHO said a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.(Reuters)
Updated on May 12, 2021 10:34 AM IST
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The World Health Organization said Wednesday that a variant of Covid-19 behind the acceleration of India's explosive outbreak has been found in dozens of countries all over the world.

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The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19, first found in India in October, had been detected in sequences uploaded to the GISAID open-access database "from 44 countries in all six WHO regions," adding it had received "reports of detections from five additional countries".

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