B.1.1529 variant Current Affairs, GK & News

WHO: SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529 a ‘Variant of Concern’

The World Health Organisation (WHO) designated SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1529 as a ‘variant of concern’. Key Points This variant of SARS-CoV-2 has been named as Omicron. This variant was first detected in Botswana region of South Africa on November 24. South Africa is witnessing sharp increase in covid-19 infection, coinciding with the detection of Omicron variant. First ..