The World Health Organization has added the Indian variant to the list of the most dangerous strains of COVID-19. This was reported by Melita Vujnovich, WHO Representative in Russia.
On the air of the radio station “Moscow speaking,” Vujnovich explained that the Indian strain “has a higher growth rate of human-to-person tolerance than others,” which is also common in this country. In a few weeks, the WHO plans to publish a detailed report on the results of the study of the Indian strain of COVID-19, but experts continue to study each case of infection, AFP reports.
In May, students of Ulyanovsk University who returned from India in April were found to have an Indian strain of coronavirus. Now 52 foreign students are being treated in hospitals, the regional Ministry of Health informs. The World Health Organization warns – the Indian variant of the coronavirus has mutations that are resistant to antibodies.
According to the latest figures from the Indian Ministry of Health, there have been 25.4 million cases in the country since the start of the epidemic. 21.9 million people were cured, more than 283,000 patients died.