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KATHMANDU: A new variant of the Coronavirus has been confirmed in Nepal. The Ministry of Health has called for greater vigilance as the new strain of the virus is now more contagious and affects people of all ages.
Of the 47 samples collected from different age groups from different parts of the country and sent to India from the National Public Health Laboratory from April 11 to June 20, B 1.617.2 of the Delta variant and the Alpha variant in one sample has been confirmed, the ministry said in a statement.
Additional mutations in 9 of the 47 samples has been confirmed as delta variants. A statement signed by the Ministry’s joint spokesperson Sameer Kumar Adhikari states that a mutation called K1417N was found.
So far, the species has been confirmed in more than 10 countries around the world, including Nepal, according to the ministry.
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