An unseen variant of novel Covid-19, that’s experts believe is ‘vaccine resistant and more dangerous than other variants, has been detected in more than 30 countries around the globe.
World Health Organization (WHO) classified the strain as a C.37 which is said to be a ‘variant of interest’. Reports in international media cited that Lambda strain has already been detected in around 30 countries while seven of them are Latin American.
Experts believe that at least 82 per cent of Covid cases in Peru are due to lambda variant and it is also being found in one in three confirmed cases in Chile. The ‘deadlier than other’ strain is reportedly spreading hastily in Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico.
The strain, first found in Peru, puzzled experts with its unusual mutations as available data referred to the strain as more transmissible than the Alpha, Delta, and Gamma variants.