Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization‘s chief scientist, in Geneva on Saturday. Photo: AFP Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization‘s chief scientist, in Geneva on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization‘s chief scientist, in Geneva on Saturday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus variant is accelerating India’s outbreak, says World Health Organization’s chief scientist

  • Soumya Swaminathan warned that ‘the epidemiological features that we see in India … indicate that it’s an extremely rapidly spreading variant’
  • India on Saturday for the first time registered more than 4,000 Covid-19 deaths in just 24 hours, and more than 400,000 new infections

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization‘s chief scientist, in Geneva on Saturday. Photo: AFP Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization‘s chief scientist, in Geneva on Saturday. Photo: AFP
Soumya Swaminathan, the World Health Organization‘s chief scientist, in Geneva on Saturday. Photo: AFP
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