scorecardresearch
Follow Us:
Friday, February 26, 2021

Quixplained: What is the South African variant of Covid-19?

South African variant of Covid-19: What is this variant and what does this mean for India's efforts to vaccinate the population against the novel coronavirus? Take a look

By: Explained Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 21, 2021 8:56:19 am
Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, South African Covid variant, South Africa coronavirus strain, Indian ExpressThe strain of Covid-19 detected in South Africa (501Y.V2) is more transmissible

A mutation of the Covid-19 virus was discovered in South Africa and announced in December 2020. Similar to the UK mutation that India has been dealing with this year, the South African strain (501Y.V2) is more transmissible. However, it also affects the younger population more.

What is this variant and what does this mean for the country’s efforts to vaccinate the population against Covid-19? Take a look:

Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, South African Covid variant, South Africa coronavirus strain, Indian Express What is the South Africa strain of Covid-19? Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, South African Covid variant, South Africa coronavirus strain, Indian Express Is the South Africa strain of Covid-19 a cause for concern? Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, South African Covid variant, South Africa coronavirus strain, Indian Express Are India’s Covid-19 vaccines effected against South Africa’s strain of the novel coronavirus? Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, South African Covid variant, South Africa coronavirus strain, Indian Express Other variants of Covid-19

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Explained News, download Indian Express App.

0 Comment(s) *
* The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by indianexpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement