BA.2.75 Omicron sub-variant found in India, says WHO


World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that a new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in countries like India and that the global health body is monitoring the developing scenario, reports quoting Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.

The statements come as many countries, including India, are reporting the sudden rise in virus cases. This has triggered a scare of the fourth wave of coronavirus in the country. As per WHO, globally reported Covid cases have increased nearly 30 per cent over the past two weeks.

According to WHO’s Swaminathan, there are still limited sequences available of the sub-variant to analyse, but this sub-variant seems to have a few mutations on the receptor-binding domain of the spike protein.