Tag: Indian Covid Variant

WHO Names COVID-19 Variants First Found In India As 'Kappa' And 'Delta'

The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 variants of the COVID-19, first identified in India, have been named as 'Kappa' and 'Delta' respectively, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced on Monday as it named various variants of the coronavirus using Greek alphabets.

  • Tuesday, 01 June 2021
Philippines Reports More Cases With ‘Indian COVID Variant’
Philippines Reports More Cases With ‘Indian COVID Variant’

The Department of Health said 10 more patients were found to have the B.1.617 strain of Covid-19, bringing to 12 the total number of cases of the more contagious Indian variant in the country, reports dpa news agency.

  • Saturday, 15 May 2021
WHO Has Not Associated Indian Variant With B.1.617, Clarifies Health Ministry
WHO Has Not Associated 'Indian Variant' With B.1.617, Clarifies Health Ministry

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare clarified on Wednesday that WHO has not associated the term "Indian Variant" with B.1.617, now classified as "Variant of Concern".

  • Wednesday, 12 May 2021
India's Coronavirus Variant Spread To 44 Countries: WHO

The Indian coronavirus variant (B1617), which has now been declared a "variant of global concern" has spread to 44 countries, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said.

  • Wednesday, 12 May 2021
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COVID-19: WHO Declares Indian Coronavirus Variant 'Of Global Concern'

The Indian Coronavirus variant, known as B1617, has been declared as a "variant of global concern" by the World Health Organization (WHO), the media reported.

  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021