Two new variants of Corona reached India .. 4 from Africa, one from Brazil and a total of 187 patients infected with British strain.
Five people have been found positive from Corona with Brazilian and South African Varients. Of these, 4 have been found infected with the South African strain while one has been found to be infected with the Brazilian strain.
Brazilian and African variants of the corona virus have entered India. According to the information, the infection of South African variant has been found in four people from abroad. A patient has also been infected with the Brazilian variant of Corona. ICMR DG Balaram Bhargava said on Tuesday that four people were found to be infected with SARS-CoV-2,, a South African variant of the corona virus, in January. A patient was found infected with the Brazilian version of Corona. All five patients have been quarantined. He said that among the patients infected with African strains, one returned from Angola, one from Tanzania and two from Southern Africa.
According to ICMR DG Balram Bagrava at health minsitry briefing on Covid, "ICMR-NIV is pushing its efforts to isolate and culture the South African variant of SARS-CoV-2, while the Brazil variant of SAS-CoV-2 has already been successfully isolated and cultured at ICMR-NIV-Pune,"
Dr Bhargava also told that there are 187 cases of UK Strain in India and All their contacts have been isolated and tested.
The Brazilian version of Corona showed mutations in the receptor binding of spike proteins. Its transmission capacity is very fast, due to which it has spread to 15 countries of the world. A case has been reported in India. The corona strain was found in a man returned from Brazil in the first week of February. Apart from these, many people in India were found infected with the British strain of Corona first.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that travelers from Brazil and Africa come through Gulf countries. In such a situation, the government is preparing to do a full check on people coming from these countries.