Q. Consider the following statements regarding Kappa Variant of Covid-19
1. This variant is first identified in India
2. It is recognised as a ‘variants of concern’ by the WHO.
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Recently, two cases of the Kappa variant of Covid-19 have been recorded in Uttar Pradesh (UP).
- According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Kappa is one of the two Covid-19 variants, the other being Delta, first identified in India.
- It is still listed among ‘variants of interest’ and not ‘variants of concern’ by the WHO.
Source: The Indian Express