An Indian health worker collects a nasal swab sample from a woman in Bangalore. Photo: EPA
An Indian health worker collects a nasal swab sample from a woman in Bangalore. Photo: EPA

India’s coronavirus surge is being driven by ‘double mutant variant’, making containment even harder

  • India’s health ministry first acknowledged the presence of such a ‘double mutant’ at the end of March but has downplayed it since
  • India’s second wave – given its size and rapid pace – will worry other nations that have just about managed their own outbreaks

An Indian health worker collects a nasal swab sample from a woman in Bangalore. Photo: EPA
An Indian health worker collects a nasal swab sample from a woman in Bangalore. Photo: EPA
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