South African, Brazilian strains of Covid-19 detected in India

17-02-2021 Wed 10:01

Balram Bhargava, director-general of Indian Council of Medical Research, on Tuesday, said that South African, Brazilian strains of Covid-19 have been detected in India. He said that one case of Brazil and four cases of South Africa had been registered in India. He said the persons affected by these strains and the people in touch with them were under observation in the quarantine. He said these people are constantly under medical observation.

Balram Bhargava said the indigenous vaccine is likely to control the Brazilian strains of Covid-19. Research continues whether the indigenous vaccines will be effective against these new strains of viruses, DG of ICMR said.


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