Sunday, February 25, 2024

Topic: Indian variant

Delta variant of COVID-19 detected in 74 countries

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.

Pfizer vaccines ‘less effective’ but still protects against COVID variant detected in India

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.

COVID variant-first detected in India-found in at least 53 territories: WHO

The variant first detected in India has now been officially recorded in 53 territories, a World Health Organization report showed.

India’s IT ministry asks social media firms to remove reference to ‘Indian variant’ of COVID-19

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.