New Strain May Be More Infectious Than Delta: What It Means For India


India on Thursday called for rigorous screening and testing of fliers coming from South Africa, Hong Kong and Botswana where a new variant of COVID-19 has been found with multiple mutations that have led to a surge in infections. Scientists and doctors are “deeply concerned” about the new variant but more needs to be learned about it. Experts have said it has a significant number of mutations, perhaps double the number of mutations that we have seen in the Delta variant.

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