India's Delta+ variant raises alarm; tagged as 'variant of concern'

Some breaking news coming in regarding the new variant of COVID that is being reported in India. There are over 40 cases of Delta Plus variant across India, Health Ministry sources confirmed that the cases are not just limited to Kerala, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, but have also been reported from Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Jammu. 'Delta Variant played a big role in the second wave of COVID-19. We have to learn from our experience', says Dipyaman Ganguly, Immunologist & COVID - 19 Researcher CSIR - Indian Institute Of Chemical Biology (CSIR-IICB), Kolkata. 'The 'variant of concern' is a classification that should be taken seriously. We cannot let our guards down right now', says Dr Om Srivastava, Infectious Disease Specialist & Member Maharashtra Govt Covid Task Force.

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