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Indian health officials: 240 mutant coronaviruses have been found across India

Indian health officials: 240 mutant coronaviruses have been found across India

Reuters

February 22 According to a report by Russia today on the 21st, Indian health officials said that up to 240 new variants of COVID-19 strains have been found across India, and positive responses need to be taken.

Randeep Guleria, director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), India’s authoritative medical research and clinical institution, said that new variants of some of the coronavirus strains may be highly infectious or even more dangerous, and some strains have immunity.

Avoidance mechanism”, some people who already have antibodies or have been vaccinated may be infected again.

Gurelia further said that there is a need for regular and extensive monitoring of new strains, and this challenge can be met by improving vaccines. He also said that vaccination is still “necessary”.

But vaccination alone is not enough, “active testing, contact tracing and isolation measures are also needed.”

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