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India Registers First Case of Covid XXB.1.5 Variant

Story Highlights
  • A new sub-variant of Omicron XXB.1.5 is already wreaking havoc in America
  • Now, India also registers one case of the new variant
  • It is expected to be a highly lethal variant of the Covid virus

New Delhi: A new sub-variant of Omicron is wreaking havoc in the US amidst the deteriorating situation due to the BF.7 variant of Omicron in China-Japan. Omicron’s XBB.1.5 variant has added to the woes in the US, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday. This sub-variant is believed to be the main reason for more than 40 percent of corona cases in America at this time. Compared to last week, cases of infection due to this variant have increased by two times. Scientists say that this may be more problematic than all the sub-variants of Omicron so far.

Meanwhile, the first case of infection of the XBB.1.5 variant has also been confirmed in India. According to the report of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), the first case of this new variant has been reported in Gujarat. The way the situation has been seen deteriorating in New York due to this, keeping in mind such danger, India also needs to take special precautions.

According to Covid reports, apart from one case in Gujarat, there is currently no confirmation of this new sub-variant from any other part of the country. Officials monitoring the corona cases in Maharashtra say that there have been more than 275 cases of the XBB sub-variant here, although this new sub-variant is yet to be confirmed. The way the situation has worsened due to infection in America, India also needs to be careful about this danger.

Meanwhile, according to recent reports, experts have appealed to people to take special precautions for the next one and a half months. Government officials have warned the people that a surge in the number of corona cases could be seen in the country in the next 40 days. In such a situation, it is very important to follow all the necessary safety protocols and increase vaccination to prevent corona.

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