WHO classifies Indian Covid strain as 'variant of concern'

BL Internet Desk | Updated on May 11, 2021

The B-1617 variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, has been classified as a “variant of concern” at the global level by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Covid-19 Technical Lead at the WHO, said Monday that the B.1.617 virus variant that was first identified in India had been classified as a “variant of interest” by the WHO.

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Published on May 11, 2021

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