Digital Desk, New Delhi. The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced new naming systems for the names of variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Each variant is labeled with the Greek alphabet. For example, the WHO label of the first B.1.1.7 variant found in the United Kingdom is Alpha, the WHO label beta of variant B.1.351 in South Africa, the gamma label of variant P.1 found in Brazil, and the variant B found in India. The WHO label of .1.617.2 is delta.
Kovid-19’s technical lead at WHO, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhov, said
For some time, the group considered the names of Greek gods and goddesses, but ultimately that did not work either. It was then considered to give numbers one, two, three, and so on, but it was rejected, thinking that it would likely cause confusion with the names given to viruses in the genetic sequence database that were given to the SARS-2. Let’s track the evolution of. The WHO will maintain the list with the new names of the variants on its website. Let us know that in the language of common language so far, in which country the new variant of coronavirus was found, it was called by the name of the same country.