A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test on a resident in Quezon City in the Philippines on Monday. Photo: AP A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test on a resident in Quezon City in the Philippines on Monday. Photo: AP
A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test on a resident in Quezon City in the Philippines on Monday. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: WHO switches to Greek alphabet for variant names to avoid stigma

  • So-called British variant becomes Alpha, South African is Beta, Brazilian is Gamma and Indian is Delta
  • Where a disease or virus is first discovered isn’t usually where it actually first emerged

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test on a resident in Quezon City in the Philippines on Monday. Photo: AP A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test on a resident in Quezon City in the Philippines on Monday. Photo: AP
A health worker conducts a Covid-19 swab test on a resident in Quezon City in the Philippines on Monday. Photo: AP
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