‘Vaccines effective against mutant Covid variant from India’: WHO official

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics ‘continue to be effective’ against the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19."Based on what WHO knows so far as per discussions with experts globally, vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics continue to be effective against B.1.617 variant which WHO has classified as a variant of concern," said WHO Representative to India, Dr Roderico H Ofrin. The variant first identified in India has been classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily, a senior WHO official informed on Monday. Watch the full video for more.