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Covid-19: India detects novel coronavirus variant

Reuters
Reuters

New Delhi - These have not been detected in numbers sufficient to either establish a direct relationship or explain the rapid increase in cases in some states.



By Reuters

Published: Wed 24 Mar 2021, 1:45 PM

India’s health ministry said on Wednesday that a novel variant of the coronavirus had been detected in the country in addition to many other variants of concern (VOCs) also found abroad.

“Though VOCs and a new double mutant variant have been found in India, these have not been detected in numbers sufficient to either establish a direct relationship or explain the rapid increase in cases in some states,” the health ministry said in a statement.


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