Russia’s shopper well being watchdog on Thursday denied a report that the nation had recorded its first circumstances of the COVID-19 variant first present in India, which some preliminary research present spreads simply.
The denial from a analysis institute hooked up to the Rospotrebnadzor watchdog got here after the Kommersant newspaper reported that authorities in Ulyanovsk, a metropolis 700 km (435 miles) east of Moscow, had recorded 16 circumstances of the variant amongst Indian college students.
“In accordance with specialists, the evaluation of the genome of the coronavirus detected within the college students doesn’t enable it to be categorized because the Indian variant which individuals are afraid of now,” the watchdog stated in an announcement carried by Russian information companies.
Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova had beforehand stated Russia had not recorded any circumstances of the variant.
The World Well being Group stated on Monday that the coronavirus variant first recognized in India final yr was being categorized as a variant of worldwide concern. read more
India is in deep disaster within the present wave of COVID-19 infections with round 350,000 circumstances and 4,000 deaths being reported day by day. read more
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