Kuala Lumpur Post


WHO designates India variant as being of global concern

Geneva – The World Health Organisation said today that the B.1.617 variant first identified in India was being classified as a variant of global concern.

“We classify it as a variant of concern at a global level,” Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical lead on Covid-19, told a briefing. “There is some available information to suggest increased transmissibility.” — Reuters

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