Covid in France: Around 20 people detected with Indian variant

Paris - WHO has described the Indian Covid variant as a “variant of interest”, suggesting it may have mutations that would make the virus more transmissible.



By Reuters

Published: Mon 10 May 2021, 11:37 AM

Last updated: Mon 10 May 2021, 12:18 PM

Around 20 people in France have been currently detected with the variant of Covid-19 first found in India, French Health Minister Olivier Veran told LCI TV on Monday.

The World Health Organisation has described the Indian Covid variant as a “variant of interest”, suggesting it may have mutations that would make the virus more transmissible, cause more severe disease or evade vaccine immunity.


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