WHO gives new names to mutated strains of corona
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it had developed a new and simpler system for identifying mutated strains of COVID-19.
WHO is planned that the letters of the Greek alphabet will be used, instead of the place where the Corona strain was first discovered.
This comes amid concerns expressed by the Indian government, that categorizing variants according to where they were first discovered leads to an increase in “stigma”.
Officials at the Geneva-based United Nations said the move would help simplify public discussions about the variables.
For example, the name “Alpha” will be given to the British mutant, while the South African strain will be called “Beta”, the Brazilian strain will be called “Gamma”, and the Indian strain has been given the name “Delta”, according to the Deutsche Welle website.