Variant accelerating India's COVID-19 explosion: WHO top scientist

12th May, 2021

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A boy looks back as Muslim devotees offer Jummat-Ul-Vida prayers on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan ahead of the Eid al-Fitr, at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad, India, on Friday. Photo: AFP


A COVID-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and may be dodging vaccine protections, contributing to the country's explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said on Saturday.

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