Delta plus variant
The Maharashtra government had said that as many as 20 new cases of the Delta Plus variant were detected in the state on Wednesday alone.
Given the virulence of Delta Plus variant, India needs to be extremely cautious about its unlocking measures
Scientists are worried about the Delta plus variant due to the presence of Beta variant and the features of the Delta variant in it, which can make it more infectious
"The present status is that yes, a new variant has been found. This is as of now a Variant of Interest (VoI), not as yet classified a VoC," NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.K. Paul clarified it in a Covid-19 media briefing.
On the Delta plus variant of Covid, the government said that it has been around since March and it is not yet a ‘variant of concern'.
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