Indias corona variant named as “variant of global concern”- WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the coronavirus variant first found in India last year as a “variant of global concern”.

It named as the B.1.617 and it has found that
mutation spreads more easily than other variants and it has already spread to more than 30 countries;the WHO said.

The mutation is elevated from a “variant of interest” to a “variant of concern” (VOC).

It shows evidence of fulfilling at least one of following criteria, including easy transmission, more severe illness, reduced neutralisation by antibodies or reduced effectiveness of treatment and vaccines.BBC