1st June 2021, Kathmandu
Coronavirus is an infectious disease. It affects different people in different ways. Coronavirus was first found in early December. Now, it is coming with different variants time and again. Coronavirus has caused a lot of problems.
From now on the WHO will use Greek letters to refer to variants first detected in countries like the UK, South Africa, and India.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has named a new variant of Covid-19. The new variants found in different countries are named according to the Greek alphabet, according to the WHO.
The WHO has decided to name the variant after adding the name of the country in which it was found earlier.
Now the variant found in the UK will be named Alpha. Earlier, the Covid-19 virus found in the UK was called the UK variant. Similarly, the son of South Africa, Gamma of Brazil, and the variant found in India will be named Delta.
The new variant (B.1.617.2) found in India was named the Indian variant. The new variant found in Nepal is also said to be (B.1.617.2).