New mutation in Delta variant found in Nepal

Kathmandu: A new mutation has been found in the Delta variant that spread corona infection in Nepal. Public health experts say it is considered more contagious than the Delta variant.

Ministry of Health and Population has stated that the new mutations have been found in nine samples tested at the Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology in New Delhi, India.

The National Laboratory had collected 48 samples from different parts of the country representing different age groups and genders. The samples were sent to the World Health Organization-accredited laboratory in India for gene sequencing. Fourty seven of them have delta variants and one have alpha variants.

This is the mutation that was previously claimed by the British media as ‘Nepal variant’. They made this claim on the basis of the discovery of K417 N ‘mutation in those who left Nepal and contracted corona.