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Covid-19: Health experts call for strong surveillance on four new variants

Covid-19: Health experts call for strong surveillance on four new variants

Hyderabad: After Delta Plus or B.1.617.2.1 or AY.1 , which has already been listed as variant of concern (VOC), health experts now have called for a close monitoring of four emerging coronavirus variants: B.1.617.3, a sibling of the Delta variant (B.1.617.2); B.1.1.318, which has 14 mutations; and Lambda (C.37), which

Govt flags Delta plus as ‘variant of concern’, urges caution

Govt flags Delta plus as ‘variant of concern’, urges caution

New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday flagged the new mutated variant of Covid-19, Delta Plus, as the ‘variant of concern’ — a significant change in risk appraisal from the “variant of interest” categorisation made hours earlier. The Centre also  urged the public to avoid large gatherings and maintain Covid-appropriate

AstraZeneca found crucial against Delta variant of Covid-19: Experts

AstraZeneca found crucial against Delta variant of Covid-19: Experts

New Delhi: A new scientific analysis, published by Public Health England, showed that vaccines are effective against Delta variant, a major contributor to the deadly second wave of Covid-19 in India, and which has replaced the Alpha variant as the dominant strain in the UK. The finding revealed that two doses

‘Delta Plus’ variant of Covid-19 resistant to vaccines in India: Scientists

‘Delta Plus’ variant of Covid-19 resistant to vaccines in India: Scientists

New Delhi: The highly transmissible Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2 or Covid-19 has mutated further to form the ‘Delta Plus’ or ‘AY.1’ variant, the scientists in India have said. The newly-mutated ‘Delta Plus’ variant is resistant to the monoclonal antibody cocktail treatment for Covid-19 recently authorised in India, the scientists said.