COVID-19 variants get new names, B.1.617.2 first found in India to be labelled as ‘Delta’

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (May 31, 2021) announced to give new names to various COVID-19 variants and labelled B.1.617.2, first found in India, as ‘Delta’.  The United Nations agency said that it will now refer to the most worrisome variants known as ‘variants of concern’ by letters in the Greek […]

COVID-19: UK to speed up vaccinations, PM Boris Johnson warns ‘Indian variant’ is more transmissible

New Delhi: United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Friday (May 14, 2021) announced to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination drive and warned that the ‘Indian variant’ is more transmissible. In a press briefing, Johnson said that since Monday, the UK has seen further clusters of the B.1.617.2, the COVID-19 variant first observed in India. […]