World Health Organization
reserves judgement on Indian
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned against
jumping to conclusions about a new coronavirus variant
discovered in India, saying it had not yet classified it as worrying.
A WHO spokeswoman said that it was not clear at this point to
what extent the variant was responsible for the rapid increase in
cases in India in recent months, DPA news agency reported.
There are many factors that could have contributed to this, she
said. For example, festivals and other events with many
participants may have accelerated infections.
The British coronavirus variant may also be affecting India's
In India, more than 350,000 infections were reported within 24
hours on Monday, more than any country has reported in that
timespan. With its 1.3 billion inhabitants, India has recorded a
total of more than 17 million infections. Read More