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WHO included Corona’s new sub-variant JN.1 in ‘variant of interest’

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New Delhi: The infection of the new sub-variant JN.1 of Corona has knocked in India also. Especially after the increase in its cases in Kerala, an advisory has also been issued by the Center to the states. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified this new sub-variant of Corona as ‘Variant of Interest’. According to the new information given by the World Health Organization regarding its danger, this sub-variant does not pose much threat to public health.

Risk is less, existing vaccine is effective

The World Health Organization said that according to the evidence that has emerged so far, there is currently little risk to public health from JN.1 infection. JN.1 was previously classified as a part of its parent lineage BA.2.86. Now as winter is increasing, the risk of its spread is increasing in India. The World Health Organization said that existing vaccines are effective in protecting lives from serious threats caused by JN.1 and other variants of COVID-19.

WHO issued advisory

The World Health Organization is continuously monitoring these cases and has also issued advisories for the people. In this advisory, people have been appealed to avoid going to crowded places, use masks and follow social distancing as far as possible.

288 new cases of corona in the country

According to data released by the Union Health Ministry, 288 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in India on Tuesday. The number of active patients has increased to 1,970. On Tuesday, 115 new cases of corona virus infection were reported in Kerala, increasing the total number of patients under treatment for Covid-19 in the state to 1,749.

Advice to wear mask, avoid crowding

Doctors in the capital Delhi have advised people to wear masks, avoid crowds and eat a healthy diet. With Christmas and New Year approaching, doctors at some hospitals in the city also cited the detection of the first case of the new coronavirus variant JN.1 in the country and asked people to take extra precautions. Let us tell you that in the country ‘JN. The first case of ‘1’ was detected on December 8 in a sample collected from a 79-year-old woman resident of Kerala who had mild symptoms.

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