Q. With reference to Mu Variant, Consider the following statements.
1. Mu variant is currently responsible for more than 10% of global infections.
2. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified this variant as a variant of interest (VOI).
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified yet another SARS-CoV-2 variant — B.1.621 — as a variant of interest (VOI) and given it the label “Mu”. (Statement 2 is correct)
Mu Variant was first seen in Colombia in January 2021 when it was given the designation B1621.
It has since been detected in 40 countries, but it is currently responsible for only 0.1% of infections globally. (Statement 1 is incorrect)