Why Using Coronavirus Names Like ‘Indian Variant

The World Health Organisation has a new naming system, using the Greek alphabet, for coronavirus variants of concern. The WHO settled on letters of the Greek alphabet to refer to the variants discovered in different parts of the world since the beginning of the pandemic.

The Delta variant was previously known as the “Indian variant”, as it was first found in India in Oct 2020. Like wise the “UK variant” B.1.1.7 and “South African variant” B.1.351,

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