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Vietnam's 'very dangerous' new COVID-19 hybrid variant may be fuelling its worst outbreak so far as it is replicating quickly.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday renamed the B.1.617.2 variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, as the 'Delta variant'.
COVID-19 variant B.1.617, which was first identified in India last year and has been classified as a variant of global concern, has three sub-lineages, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official informed on Wednesday.
Highlighting the inequality in the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu on Monday informed that High and upper-middle countries represent 53 per cent of the world's population but have received 83 per cent of the world's vaccine.
As India is in the grasp of a devastating second wave of COVID-19, World Health Organisation (WHO) Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday (local time) termed the rate of infections and deaths in the country as "worrying" and called on governments to boost exercises on reporting actual numbers.
Geneva, March 6 World Health Organization (WHO) officials have said that the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has caused more "mass ...
The UK COVID-19 variant has now spread to 82 countries and the South African strain to nearly 40, Maria Van Kerkhove, COVID-19 Technical Lead of the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme, said on Monday.
Geneva, Oct 24 The World Health Organization's (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that the world was ...