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COVID: ‘Double mutant’ variant threatens India’s pandemic gains

India had managed to partially contain the COVID-19 spread by the end of 2020, but the number of infections is rising rapidly once again.

Experts say a “double mutant” variant could be responsible for this spike.

  • Murali Krishnan
  • Deutsche Welle

A new “double mutant” coronavirus variant has been detected in several Indian states, triggering fear that India’s “second wave” could be more dangerous than the first.

In addition, authorities have reported several other variants in at least 18 states amid a surge in coronavirus infections across the country.

The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on…

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