New Delhi, February 23
Two variants of SARS-CoV-2 — N440K and E484K—have been detected in Maharashtra and Kerala however there is no such thing as a motive to imagine presently that they’re answerable for the surge in instances in some districts in these two states, the Centre mentioned on Tuesday.
Addressing a press convention right here, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul mentioned that 187 folks have examined optimistic for the UK pressure of SARS-CoV-2 in the nation to date, whereas six folks have detected with the South Africa variant. Also, one particular person has examined optimistic for the Brazil variant pressure.
“Both the N440K and E484K variants of SARS-CoV-2 have been detected in Maharashtra. In Kerala and Telangana also these variants have been found. Also, three others—UK, South Africa and Brazil variants are there in the country. But there is no reason for us to believe that they are responsible for the upsurge of the outbreak in some districts of Maharashtra and Kerala,” Paul mentioned. PTI