Coronavirus variant B.1.617.2 is a variant of concern: Public Health England


On Friday, Public Health England that coronavirus variant B.1.617.2, which was first noticed in India, would be classified as a variant of concern due to evidence it was more contagious. Source- Reuters


Public Health England said on Friday that coronavirus variant B.1.617.2, which was first noticed in India, would be classified as a variant of concern due to proof it was more contagious. It said that the other characteristics of the coronavirus variant were still being examined.


PHE's Statement:


"There is currently insufficient evidence to show that any of the variants recently detected in India cause more severe disease or render the vaccines currently deployed any less effective," PHE said in a statement.

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