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2 new Covid strains found in 3 states, but not linked to surge: Centre

Feb 24, 2021 13:22 IST

The Centre said on Tuesday that two new Covid-19 strains have been detected in Maharashtra, Kerala and Telangana. It, however, added that there is no scientific evidence to suggest that the recent surge in Maharashtra and Keral is linked to these variants. This is in addition to the three other strains — from UK, South Africa and Brazil — reported earlier. NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul on Tuesday said that the officials are also looking for any abnormal shift or change in the virus character. "There are two variants in Maharashtra that have been detected: One has also been found in Kerala and Telangana,” he said.

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