WHO representative Melita Vujnovic said that the Delta Plus variant can be controlled through vaccination.
In the fight against the Delta Plus variant of Coronavirus, it is very important to take safety measures like vaccination and applying masks. Melita Vujnovic, the representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Russia gave this information. This variant is considered very dangerous and it is spreading rapidly among the people. So far, about 50 cases have been reported in India. This variant has made its knock in 11 countries of the world.
Melita Vujnovic said in a live YouTube show, Vaccination plus mask, because vaccine alone is not enough to deal with Delta. We have to make efforts during a short period, otherwise we will have to implement the lockdown again. He said that vaccination is necessary, as it reduces the possibility of spreading the virus and the risk of patients reaching a serious condition if infected. However, we will need to take additional measures as well.
Cases in many countries increasing due to delta variants
Earlier this month, the WHO added the Delta variant to its list of ‘Variants of Concern’. This was done because this variant was spreading rapidly among the people and was responsible for the rapid increase in new cases in many countries including Russia. Many cases of Delta Plus variants were also reported in India. The first case in this was reported in March. The first death occurred in this week from the Delta Plus variant, which was recorded in Madhya Pradesh. This covid patient was not vaccinated.
What is Delta Plus variant?
The Delta Plus variant is derived from the Delta variant and contains a spike protein mutation named K417N. This spike protein was also found in the beta variant found for the first time in South Africa. Scientists fear that this mutation may combine with other existing features of the delta variant to make it more infectious. The Union Health Ministry said, the K417N mutation is also special because it was also found in the beta variant. Regarding this variant, it was believed that it can penetrate the immune system.
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