Indian covid variant

Indian Covid variant sparks concern, and questions

The name "Indian variant" describes a strain -- B.1.617 -- that in fact groups together three distinct subvariants sharing some, but not all, of several mutations.

published on : 15th May 2021

Second vaccine doses in UK to be sped up over Indian variant concerns: Boris Johnson 

There will be only eight weeks between doses, rather than 12 weeks, PM Johnson told reporters at a press conference.

published on : 14th May 2021

Using term 'Indian Variant' for B.1.617 strain has no basis, WHO has not done so: Health Ministry

This is to clarify that the WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with the B.1.617 strain of the coronavirus in its 32 page document, it said.

published on : 12th May 2021

Indian COVID-19 strain 'variant of concern' at global level, says 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.

published on : 10th May 2021

Spain finds 11 cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

Minister Carolina Darias says the cases were two separate outbreaks discovered by health officials in recent days.

published on : 6th May 2021

COVID: Centre warns of 'inevitable' third wave, says time-frame for it can not be predicted

In a press briefing by the Ministry of Health Affairs on Wednesday, officials said the long COVID wave of such "ferocity" that the country was experiencing currently "was not predicted".

published on : 5th May 2021

No Indian COVID-19 variant found in South Africa yet: NICD after traveller tests positive

A traveller from India has been placed in isolation at a hospital in Durban after he was tested positive for COVID-19, although it has not yet been confirmed what variant infected the person.

published on : 4th May 2021

Indian Covid variant found in at least 17 countries: WHO

India is facing surging new cases and deaths in the pandemic, and fears are rising that the variant could be contributing to the unfolding catastrophe.

published on : 28th April 2021