Mumbai: The new strain or mutation of coronavirus found in the UK has not been seen in India so far, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said during a briefing on Tuesday.
On the growing apprehension of people over the possibility of new coronavirus mutants coming to India, the Health Ministry said that there is no need to panic.
“There is no reason to worry, there is no need to panic, like for now. We need to be vigilant,” said Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog.
The new strain or mutation of Coronavirus seen in the United Kingdom has not been seen in India, so far: Dr VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog pic.twitter.com/MADa6lCuhx
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Addressing a press conference about the COVID-19 status in the country, the Ministry of Health stated that the new coronavirus variants do not affect the fatality rate of the case. Dr. Paul stated that the COVID-19 mutation is not affecting the severity of the disease.
However, he said the coronavirus mutant in the United Kingdom has increased the transmissibility of the infection.