Topic: Indian variant
The Delta variant of COVID-19, first identified in India, has been detected in 74 countries and continues to spread rapidly amid fears that it is poised to become the dominant strain across globe.
The Pfizer vaccine is slightly less effective but appears to still protect against the more transmissible Indian strain of the virus that causes Covid-19, according to a study by France's Pasteur Institute.
The variant first detected in India has now been officially recorded in 53 territories, a World Health Organization report showed.
India's information technology (IT) ministry has written to all social media companies asking them to take down any content that refers to an "Indian variant" of the COVID-19, according to a letter issued on Friday which was seen by Reuters news agency.