India reports first case of COVID variant XE - report

The case was reported in Mumbai

Reuters April 07, 2022
Police officers advise women to maintain distance as they wait to collect grocery during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Ahmedabad, April 16, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS


India's first case of coronavirus variant XE was detected in Mumbai, NDTV reported on Wednesday.

India has reported fewer than 2,000 cases per day for nearly two weeks versus its peak this year in January of over 300,000 cases on average per day.

India’s Bharat Biotech said on Friday it was slowing down the production of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin, as demand was dropping along with a fall in infections and wider immunisation coverage in the country.

“For the coming period, the company will focus on pending facility maintenance, process and facility optimization activities,” the vaccine manufacturer said in a statement.


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