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What is B.1.617 COVID-19 variant? Centre raps those dubbing it as 'Indian variant'

The Free Press Journal | 13/05/2021 09:16 AM | Click to read full article

After several media reports referred to B.1.617 as an 'Indian Variant' of the virus, the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said the WHO has not used the word "Indian" for this strain in its document.

The Ministry dismissed the "without any basis and unfounded" media reports that have used the term "Indian variant" for the B.1.617 mutant strain, which the WHO recently said was a "variant of global concern".