The delta plus variant is composed of mutations in the B.1.617.2 strain. The name of the mutation is K417N and there have been slight changes in the spike protein of the coronavirus ie the old variant, due to which this new variant has been made. The Delta Delta Plus variant of Corona is currently available in 9 countries UK, USA, Japan, Russia, India, Portugal, Switzerland, Nepal, and China. is. So far, 156 samples of this variant have been reported from across the world.
Government Released Delta Plus Variant Updates
- The Health Ministry has identified three features of the Delta Plus variant.
- The first is its rapid communication.
- The second is firmly attached to the receptors of lung cells.
- The third monoclonal antibody reduces the potential for response.
In the three states of India where these variants have been found, the Chief Secretaries of those three states have been advised to take immediate preventive measures in the districts and clusters. Take necessary measures to stop the crowd and prevent people from meeting each other. Speed up the process of testing, early tracing as well as vaccination.
The clusters of variants have been identified by the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium or INSACOG. The government has advised the states to send their samples to the designated lab of INSACOG.
In a press conference, Dr. VK Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog said that the pandemic situation is improving steadily. But he said that people should continue to follow the rules necessary for the prevention of Kovid-19. Celebrations and parties should be avoided. Wear a mask and keep sanitizing along with washing hands.
Both the Indian vaccines are effective against CovShield and Covaccine delta form, but to what extent and in what proportion they produce antibodies, information will be shared very soon.