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3 New Coronavirus Variants Reported In India So Far, Says Centre

No case of re-infection by mutant variants has been reported from India, centre stated.

New Delhi:

Three new variants of COVID-19, from the UK variant, South Africa and Brazil, have been reported thus far in India, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey informed the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.

As on March 4, 2021, a complete 242 samples have examined optimistic for various variants in India, Choubey stated in a written reply to a Rajya Sabha question concerning the entire quantity of people that have been contaminated with the brand new strains.

On whether or not the individuals who have been contaminated as soon as may get re-infected by the brand new virus pressure,Choubey stated as per World Health Organization, within the three nations the place the pandemic is being pushed by the variant mutants of SARS-CoV-2 virus, specifically United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, the South African and Brazilian variants have the potential to reinfect individuals who’ve been beforehand contaminated with SARS-CoV-2.

Recognizing that the mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 are driving the pandemic in nations of their origin, specifically United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil, Government of India has revised its pointers for worldwide journey to reduce the danger of importation and additional unfold of those mutant variants in India, he stated.

A genomic consortium of 10 regional laboratories with National Center for Disease Control because the apex laboratory has been established to carry out genomic sequencing of the samples from optimistic travellers and 5 per cent of the optimistic check samples from the group.

Such worldwide travellers who check optimistic are stored in particular isolation ward, until such time they check detrimental. The contacts of such circumstances are additionally stored underneath institutional quarantine, until such time they check detrimental.

“No case of re-infection by mutant variants of SARS-CoV-2 virus has been reported from India so far,” the minister stated.

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