The WHO added B.1.621 (including B.1.621.1) to the list of VOI on August 30 and gave it the designation “Mu”. It has mutations that indicate potential immune escape properties.
Mutation of a property is the transfer or change of title entry in revenue records of the local municipal corporation.
District Collector Praveen Kumar, at a recent review meeting, made it clear that the administration would not tolerate land related irregularities.
Country has vaccinated only 9.1% of its population with both doses while K’taka has covered 11.59%
Most mutations arising within a single infection never make it out into the wider world. But this evolutionary handicap is offset if the total number of infections is very large, like Covid 19's case.
Reacting to the findings of the study, virologist Upasana Ray explained that the emergence of viral variants is dependent on its successful reproduction in the host.
Dr Suresh Kumar, medical director of Delhi government-run LNJP Hospital said there will always be a few cases of the virus.
Tamil Nadu is on road to recovery from the devastating Covid-19 second wave with cases and positivity rate showing a decline.
Senior virologist Shahid Jameel quits as Chief Advisor to Centre's Covid genome surveillance project
Jameel confirmed to this newspaper his decision to step down from the role, but refused to comment further.
The E484Q mutation has characteristics of a previously detected variant - the E484K - which was seen in the fast-spreading Brazilian and South African variants, making it highly transmissible.
Directorate General of Health Services spokesman Professor Dr Nazmul Islam Munna said the cases were detected by health officials overnight.
On the strains, such as the double and triple mutant detected in India, they said all are the same variant of the virus, and the available vaccines are effective on them.
Overall, the country is recording over 7% growth in active cases which has now crossed the 16 lakh mark and at least 12 states in India are reporting an explosive surge in daily cases.
However, the country does not have enough data to prove that reinfections are happening in large numbers, and to attribute the reason to variants, they say.
However, experts in the fields of genome sequencing and cell science have observed that such a small sample size cannot be considered as an indication of the spread of the mutated virus.