Tuesday, 27 Jul 2021

Delta variant of coronavirus becoming globally dominant

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is becoming the globally dominant strain due to its “significantly increased transmissibility”, the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) chief scientist has said.

Dr Soumya Swaminathan’s comments came as officials in countries such as the United States, Britain, Germany and Russia urged more people to get vaccinated, warning that the more transmissible strain could cause more deaths.

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