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WHO says Indian Covid variant of ‘global concern’

Three other variants from the UK, South Africa and Brazil have been given the same designation.

WHO says Indian Covid variant of ‘global concern’

WHO says Indian Covid variant of ‘global concern’ photo credit: BBC

The World Health Organization (WHO) have classified the coronavirus variant first found in India last year as a “variant of global concern”.

B.1.617 mutation

It said preliminary studies show the B.1.617 mutation spreads more easily than other variants and that it requires further study.

According to WHO, the variant has already spread to more than 30 countries.

Three other variants from the UK, South Africa and Brazil have been given the same designation.

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