Panasonic Lumix BS1H Full-Body Field-Type Digital camera With 24.2-Megapixel Sensor Launched in India

The Panasonic Lumix BS1H single-lens digital mirrorless camera was launched in India on Thursday. According to Panasonic, its latest digital camera offers the cinema-quality video performance of the Panasonic Lumix S1H, packaged in an easy-to-implement, box-style profile. The camera features a full-frame 24-megapixel sensor with Dual Native ISO to capture video at up to 6K resolution. According to the company, the camera can be used to capture video for cinema/documentaries, live streaming, onboard FPV drones and also in multi-camera setups.

Panasonic Lumix BS1H Price in India, Availability

Panasonic Lumix BS1H The price in India is Rs. 3,39,990 and it is available through all Panasonic-branded stores in India, the company said in a press release.

Panasonic Lumix BS1H Specifications, Features

The Panasonic Lumix BS1H is aimed at professional filmmakers, videographers and digital content creators. it is fitted with a 24.2-megapixel 35mm full-frame sensor with Dual Native ISO technology that allows users to record videos at up to 6K/24fps. It also offers (Full HD) HFR recording along with sound and autofocus. The box-style camera has a maximum ISO of 51200, expandable up to 204800. It is equipped with multiple shooting modes as well as high connectivity and mobility.

According to Panasonic, the Lumix BS1H camera can be used to capture video/footage for filmmaking, as well as stream live video. The company also says that the camera comes with thermal management for long-term use. In addition, the camera features Panasonic’s V-Log format and 14 stops of V-Log/V-Gamut. It also offers HDR recording with HLG, RAW video data output for high-quality recording in low-light environments.

The connectivity options of the Panasonic Lumix BS1H full-frame camera include two SD card slots, a 3.5mm port, a USB Type-C Gen 3.1 port, HDMI Type-A, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and XLR microphone connectors.

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No classes learnt, Jalandhar residents welcome 2022 in type : The Tribune India

Avneet Kaur

Tribune news service

Jalandhar, January 1st

It seems that people have not learned a lesson from the second wave of Covid-19, which had a devastating impact across the country. Despite the experts’ continued warning about the third wave, people have abandoned their vigilance of the deadly infection that has claimed many lives so far.

On Saturday, India reported 1,431 Omicron cases, 2,775 new Covid cases and 406 deaths in the past 24 hours. Still, the forbearance of the authorities and the carefree demeanor of the people was evident on New Year’s Eve as they gathered in large numbers in restaurants, pubs, and on the streets to greet 2022.

Although the danger of Omicron is great, hundreds of people gathered in different places to celebrate the new year.

During a visit to various party spots, it turned out that the Covid norms were not followed anywhere. Forget about social distancing, residents didn’t even wear masks. In addition, many of those present were either not vaccinated or had only taken the single dose.

A couple of night owls at PPR Jalandhar, where the rush was huge and almost all of them groove to the music on the way, and they paid the least attention to the risk that the new variant entails.

“It’s New Year’s Eve. Since we have been locked up at home for the past two years, now is the time to celebrate, ”said Arshvir Singh, a class XII student who was partying with friends at the PPR.

In addition, restaurants in many places allowed photojournalists access on condition that no images were clicked.

“No cases of Omicron have been reported in Jalandhar, so there is nothing to worry about,” said another resident, Kamal Kumar.

The situation is no different at protest locations and political events “It is rightly said that rules should be broken in India. Neither politicians nor ordinary people, nobody obeys rules. When we point out the protesting teachers, we should also call on politicians to organize rallies one after the other, ”said local resident Sahil Verma.

Dist reports 34 new Covid cases

Jalandhar: The first day of the new year saw the district’s first Omicron case and an unprecedented Covid explosion. On January 1, 34 Covid cases were reported in the district, bringing the number to 63,680. Up to 62,069 people have recovered from Covid in the district, and there are 110 active cases in the district. Without any new deaths, the district toll will remain at 1,501. Of the 18.99.200 samples collected so far in the district, 17.62.272 samples tested negative. The results of up to 546 samples are still awaited.

Kapurthala reports 8 cases: The Kapurthala district reported eight cases of Covid today on Saturday, bringing the district number to 17,931. No new death has since been reported. The toll remains at 556. TNS

What does an expert say

“We cannot predict the situation at this time, but Omicron cannot be taken lightly as there is no guarantee that this virus will behave the same in India as it does anywhere else,” said Dr. Navjot Dahiya, National Vice President of the Indian Medical Association. He said that although Omicron was milder than the Delta variant and other previous versions of the virus, consistent with real world data, if a person is affected by Delta and Omicron at the same time, the condition can become fatal. “Omicron is less contagious to the lungs and has instead been largely restricted to the nose, throat and windpipe, but it is necessary that people follow guidelines and adhere to Covid-appropriate behavior,” he said.

Milwaukee Bucks rejoice ring evening in fashion behind large evening for Giannis Antetokounmpo | NBA.com India







Well that was emphatic.

The Milwaukee Bucks did their title defense in style and blew up the Brooklyn Nets on a night of celebration in Milwaukee.

The Bucks led most of the night in the 127-104 win, reminding the league that it won’t be all one-way traffic for the Nets in the Eastern Conference.

For Milwaukee, the night began with the ring and banner ceremony.

The long wait is over for Milwaukee

50 years is a long time.

Of course we know the Bucks are champions, but there is something final about players and staff receiving their championship rings.

Milwaukee players and staff were presented with their championship rings prior to the tip. They look … expensive !!

Championship ring 2021.

? @JewelersMutual pic.twitter.com/O30OcMaHXq

– Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 19, 2021

Smiles filled the Fiserv Forum as the presentation celebrated the franchise’s first championship since 1971.

No rust for Giannis

The move from the ring ceremony to game mode has left some teams on the line over the past few seasons, with Antetokounmpo admitting it was a challenge.

“It’s kind of difficult to balance it out. You go from this excitement, this emotional state, to prepare for a game,” Antetokounmpo said in a post-game interview.

When it was difficult it was hard to tell as Antetokounmpo crammed the pit score from the start.

The Greek freak picked up right where he left off.

32 PTS | 14 REB | 7 AST | 2 BLK | 1 STL pic.twitter.com/0xhTxmTN7E

– Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) October 20, 2021

The finals MVP scored 32 points, 14 rebounds and seven assists in just 31 minutes. He knocked out a threesome and some mid-range jumpers while finishing his new streamlined routine on the 7-on-9 streak from the free throw line.

The Nets made a big splash with their starting line-up, using Nic Claxton and moving away from their tactic of starting Blake Griffin in the middle of the playoffs. Whoever they threw at Giannis in this case, it didn’t matter, because the 26-year-old looked hotter than ever in the beginning.

Injuries are on the rise in Milwaukee

It wasn’t a perfect night for Milwaukee, with Star Guard Jrue Holiday at risk of injury.

Holiday seemed to get sore on a trip to the basket in the second quarter. He would stay on the ground for a few possessions before leaving the game for good before half time.

The team announced the injury was a bruised heel, despite head coach Mike Budenholzer confirming that the post-game media availability scans had returned flawlessly.

Holiday joined Bobby Portis (thigh), Semi Ojeleye (calf), Rodney Hood (foot) and Donte DiVincenzo (ankle) on the sidelines for the opener. The depth of the bucks was tested, with 2-way players Sandro Mamukelashvili and Justin Robinson both watching game time on the opening night.

The Bucks hope Holiday can recover quickly as they leave for a meeting with Miami in two nights.

Patty sizzles in Net’s debut

The Nets may have gone under, but Patty Mills wasn’t to blame.

The Australian guard was considered one of the off-season’s most sought-after recruits, with the sharp-firing guard intended to reinforce an already terrifying offense.

Mills continuously kept Brooklyn within striking distance, finishing with 21 points in an incredible 7v7 shooting from a distance.

Hot shooting aside, Mills gave the Brooklyn offense a difference as his ability to pick up the pace and ask questions of the Milwaukee defense in transition was a nice addition.

Patty tried 7 threesomes.

Patty did 7 threesomes.

For most, that equates to setting the NBA record on a debut with a new team. pic.twitter.com/z3LjQm93EC

– Brooklyn Networks (@BrooklynNets) October 20, 2021

Networks lack help

Mills’ contributions were urgently needed in this case, with Kevin Durant and James Harden otherwise shouldering the burden of shooting on goal.

Durant finished with 32 points and 11 rebounds while Harden added 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

The trio contributed 73 of Brooklyn’s 104 points. Outside of Mills, the Nets only managed four points off the bench.

The lack of help was compounded by the Bucks, with Pat Connaughton (20 points), Jordan Nwora (15) and Grayson Allen (12) contributing to Antetokounmpo’s performance.

Despite their significant injury list, the Bucks looked like the lower list that night.

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Independence Day: PM Modi continues with flamboyant ‘pagadi’ custom, sports activities Kolhapuri Pheta model safa with lengthy path | India Information

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modes continued his tradition of wearing a colorful safa (head covering) during his Independence Day speech to the nation at the Red Fort in the state capital.
The prime minister’s eye-catching choice of headgear, starting with the bright Jamnagar Pagdi, a Bandhani turban from Kutch on a Rajasthani Safa, has become a topic of discussion in the past.
That year, he opted for a Kolhapuri Pheta-style turban with a long trail that reached to his ankle when speaking to the nation on the country’s 75th Independence Day. He combined the Safa with a pastel blue half-sleeved kurta, now known as “Modi Kurta”, and a stole.
In 2014, in his first Independence Day speech, he wore a red jodhpuri bandhej turban with a green trail.
The next year, 2015, it was a yellow safa, while in 2016 it was a tie and dye turban with a pink hue.
In 2017 the Prime Minister wore a red and yellow turban, the next year, 2018, he wore the colors saffron and red.
In 2019, Modi decided on a predominantly yellow-colored, twisted headgear. It had hints of green and red along with a long trail that extended to his ankle. He kept the outfit simple as he wore a plain white half-sleeved kurta paired with his signature tight churidar.
Last year he opted for a predominant mix of orange and yellow colored headgear and, given the situation created by Covid-19, added a scarf, like a mask in white color with orange edges.
Every year the Prime Minister adds a pop of color to the Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations with a unique turban while trying on the traditional headdresses of different states that represent the diversity of India.
Regard Independence Day 2021: “Yahi Samay Hai, Sahi Samay Hai”, PM Modi recites a poem in the Red Fort

Why India can’t afford Europe-style reopening

Whether football, tennis, cycling or motor sports, the spectators crowd again to international sporting events in Europe amid the easing of the Covid-19 curbs. Often without masks and social distancing. On July 19, the UK is expected to lift all Covid-19 restrictions, including masking requirements and social distancing. High vaccination protection and low deaths are part of the reason these European countries can choose this aggressive route to normal. Conversely, India’s relatively low vaccination coverage means it cannot risk following suit.

Of the 12 European countries that allowed crowds at international sporting events last month, nine have given at least 50% of their population a Covid-19 vaccine dose. Additionally, according to Our World in Data, at least 33% of their population is fully vaccinated. Without the population under 18, who are less at risk, these numbers would be higher. For comparison: India’s numbers are 21% and 5%, respectively. At its current vaccination rate, India will achieve 50% coverage for one dose in November 2021 and 33% coverage for two doses in May 2022.

Some of these countries have significant and increasing numbers of new cases. Mainly Great Britain, Spain and Russia. Even the World Health Organization has warned against a quick reopening. Unlike Russia and Romania, however, the new deaths are less than a tenth of their respective highs. In India it is currently around a fifth.

India faces the European countries in population-adjusted figures. However, due to India’s large population, the latest absolute numbers are still inconvenient.

Less jabs

India’s vaccination rate had accelerated when the center withdrew vaccines from states on June 21. In the first seven days of this new regulation, India’s average daily vaccine doses doubled to 6.1 million. However, in the past seven days it has dropped to 4.2 million. The slowdown is across the board.

Of the 36 states and union territories, 29 saw weekly doses decrease. Among the major states, the largest weekly decreases were seen in Chhattisgarh (65%), Himachal Pradesh (61%) and Tripura (61%).

Himachal Pradesh remains the leader in cumulative vaccination (552 doses per 1,000 people). It is followed by Delhi (455), Gujarat (428), Uttarakhand (427) and Kerala (424). All of these states have been among the front runners since early April and have seen a decline this week. Jammu Kashmir (368) is the only state that has seen a steady pace increase over the past 3 weeks.

District Alerts

Meanwhile, concerns remain about a third wave hitting India. The decline in new cases appears to be curbing. More and more districts are reporting an increase in new cases from week to week, from 110 two weeks ago to 141 districts last week to 156 this week. At the same time, the number of districts reporting more than 1,000 new weekly cases has fallen from 77 to 63. Only Kolhapur in Maharashtra and Malappuram in Kerala reported more than 10,000 new weekly cases.

For the third straight week, Kerala led all states in new cases. Along with the eight northeastern states, the number of weekly cases in Kerala exceeds that of the first week of April when the second wave began. Nine districts have each reported increases in cases over the past four weeks. The highest increases were observed in Kasargod and Wayanad in Kerala and Golaghat in Assam. All three districts are still reporting over 2,000 cases each week. Assam imposed complete lockdowns in 7 counties, including Golaghat, Tuesday.

Dealing with deaths

The decline in Covid-19 deaths in India continues. The last week’s number of 5,568 is about a quarter of what it was four weeks ago. As with new cases, however, the decline appears to be curbed. Among the top 10 countries with the highest number of cases, deaths increased slightly in Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur and Odisha.

Four districts, all from Maharashtra, reported over 150 deaths in the past week: Pune, Sangli, Raigarh and Kolhapur. Among them, Pune and Sangli are the only counties in the country where over 300 deaths have been reported. The Sangli death toll rose 159% from 122 last week.

The European nations that are aggressively reopening are doing so under the premise of reducing hospital stays and controlling deaths, backed by the shield of vaccines. How India’s progress on vaccines will be an important factor in dodging a possible third wave and returning to normal.

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Fintech agency Smart service permits customers in India to ship cash overseas

In this photo illustration, the TransferWise logo is displayed on an Android mobile phone.

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Financial technology company Wise said Tuesday that users in India can now send money overseas to 44 countries around the world.

This includes places like Singapore, Great Britain, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, as well as countries in the euro zone.

India’s overseas remittances for the 2019-2020 fiscal year were approximately $ 18.75 billion, of which more than 60% were categorized under Travel and Study Abroad Payments. according to the Reserve Bank of India. Under a liberalized remittance system, the central bank allows residents to freely transfer up to $ 250,000 per fiscal year abroad to fund personal expenses or education – which begins in April and ends in March of the following year.

Typically, the overseas remittance market is comparatively larger, as many Indians who work overseas send money back to their families in the country. World Bank data for 2019 shows personal transfers in India over $ 83 billion.

Kristo Kaarmann, CEO and co-founder of Wise, previously called TransferWise, told CNBC that the ability to send money from India was one of the most requested services the company was getting from users.

“India in particular is very exciting,” said Kaarmann. “In the last, almost ten years, the establishment of a local payment infrastructure and UPI has been very interesting to watch.”

Unified Payments Interface or UPI is one of the dominant methods for digital payments in India. What sets the framework apart from mobile wallets is its interoperability – this means that people can use different platforms based on UPI to send money and conduct financial transactions.

London-based Wise specializes in cross-currency money transfers that can be done entirely online. It claims its service is faster and cheaper than other fintech players as well as traditional banks, which are prone to big cuts and offer unfavorable exchange rates.

Banks are the dominant platform for international money transfers in India.

Wise partnered with Google Pay last month so that users in the US can send money to India.

Wise also announced the opening of a local office in Mumbai on Tuesday. Kaarmann declined to give details of possible partnerships in the plants in India.

Hindu Cultural Heart of North Alabama raises cash for India COVID-19 reduction efforts

HARVEST, Ala. – While the pandemic is on its way to get under control here in the United States, it is still devastating populations elsewhere around the world.

Right now India is devastated and a harvest-based organization is doing its part here at home to help those thousands of miles away.

The Hindu Cultural Center in Northern Alabama is holding a fundraising campaign “Pray for India”.

The aim is to raise as much money as possible from community members to donate for the purchase of vaccines and oxygen for COVID-19 patients in India. They have raised $ 3,000 so far, but organizers said they are hoping for more.

“It’s been so bad in the last few weeks that people need a lot of help. In a country with so many people, it was difficult for the government and the communities and we thought we would do something and raise funds to help them, ”said Dr. Subir Paul.

Dr. Paul is a nephrologist who sits on the HCCNA Board of Trustees.

For members of the HCCNA community, the devastation is personal as many have family members or friends who are sick or have died from COVID-19 complications, including Dr. Paul.

The organizers have not set a deadline for the fundraiser but will continue to raise funds as long as there is an interest in helping.

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Name for medevac-style repatriation flights for Australians with Covid from India | Australia information

Public health experts say Australian citizens who test positive for Covid-19 in India should be considered a medical evacuation and allowed to return home.

It comes, as Qantas says, it’s investigating suggestions that quick tests done at the departure gate could have produced some false positives, other than preventing people who haven’t had the virus from returning home.

42 of the 150 people booked on the first return flight, which landed in Darwin on Saturday, were No flight after testing positive either in PCR tests in the days before departure or in rapid antigen tests at the gate, and 30 more were blocked as their close contacts. About 80 people made the flight and are quarantined in Howard Springs.

Prof. Catherine Bennett, Chair of Epidemiology at Deakin University, said that for many Australians in India who may be elderly or have comorbidities, repatriation is not a borderline problem but a health emergency.

“This is more like Medevac than a border strategy and we have to treat it like Medevac,” she said.

“We have to change our thinking from returnees to medical evacuation. These are people who, if they needed medical care, would do much, much better in Australia than they did in India. “

That meant configuring a policy based not on the perceived risk to Australia but on the needs of Australians overseas.

The prime minister said Sunday that it “makes no sense” to allow people who test positive to return to Australia.

“I don’t think people are wrongly blocked,” Scott Morrison told reporters at Gladstone. “In this case, in some cases, we have the other side of the coin where people who tested positive may not have been positive.

“But when it comes to protecting the health and safety of Australians here, we will be careful. I know which side of the line to be careful on. “

Morrison said the government was not considering allowing people who tested positive to board flights.

“I’ve seen suggestions from others who seem to believe that we can get people who have tested Covid-positive on airplanes and take them to Australia,” he said. “I mean, that just doesn’t make sense.

“We all want to support the people as best we can, but by importing Covid into the country, I don’t think it’s a very sensible or sensible thing to do.”

Bennett said there could be limits to Australia’s capacity to accept Covid-positive returnees who would be accommodated in medical hotels that are not the ordinary hotel quarantine system.

But she said that where there is capacity, Australia should operate specialty flights with vaccinated flight crews.

Australia introduced a mandatory requirement in January that all international arrivals must return a negative PCR test within 72 hours of departure.

Bennett said testing negative from a PCR test, and especially a rapid antigen test before the flight, was not a guarantee that a traveler would not rest positive upon landing in Australia.

Associate Professor Hassan Vally, an epidemiologist from La Trobe University, said it was a “moral and ethical question” allowing Australians in India to return home, rather than risk.

“The health system in India is either about to collapse or has collapsed,” he said. “You They don’t have enough oxygen to support the patient Who would almost certainly survive if in a western country? “

Vally said the options put forward by the government that Australia would either close its borders and be safe or allow people to return and risk a massive outbreak were a false dichotomy. Vaccination of key frontline workers and elderly carers, of which 85% was exceeded last week, according to the federal government, reduced the risk.

“The problem with the current policy of bringing people back from India is bringing people home, which is considered an unacceptable risk for the rest of Australia as our risk threshold [from Covid-19] is basically zero, ”said Vally.

“But if we don’t have risk tolerance, we will be isolated from the rest of the world for the next two to three years, while everyone else will go back to normal.”

Difficult Covid, India style- The New Indian Categorical

I was talking to a friend the other day who lives in the United States. She crowed because she had decided to have her Covid vaccination. Pfizer, she informed me. She went one step further (many steps further) and told me that it is officially called the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. And how clinical studies have shown that the vaccine is 95 percent effective in preventing laboratory-confirmed Covid-19. And what was the demographic separation of the people included in the clinical studies like? And how many of them were of Asian origin …

I cut them off at this point. The complacency became too much for me. These foreigners (which of course include NRIs, whose only connection with India is now an increased enthusiasm for our politics) seem to believe that the West is the last word in scientific research. As if we from the land of Charak, Sushruta and Jivak know nothing about the scientific temperament. As if we sit back and wait for the West to save us from the coronavirus.

I quickly took up the conversation and started with a detailed explanation of the massive advances in Covid research here in India. None other than the central government, in collaboration with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh, will investigate whether chanting the Gayatri mantra can treat Covid. AIIMS and with central funding: Isn’t that enough to show how serious the government is in fighting this pandemic?

In 2019, then-Prime Minister of Uttarakhand, Trivendra Singh Rawat, had shown an impressive conscience (literally pre-science) when he announced that cows can exhale oxygen. For all the ridicule it attracted at the time, this has evidently proven to be true. Why else should Uttar Pradesh’s Prime Minister Yogi Adityanath announce the formation of 700 helpdesks in the state to protect the cows from Covid? While Pfizer, ConSino, Moderna etc. are trying to produce vaccines, in India we are also looking for alternative treatment methods: Gaushalas as the hospitals of the future, cows as oxygen concentrators. Soon, Gau Mata, forbid, you will get Covid, it doesn’t matter if there are no hospital beds available. The next Gaushala will be far better.

In the meantime, you can always try one of the many quick medical hacks that are floating around on WhatsApp. Squeeze lime juice into your nose. Hold your breath Drink bitter gourd juice by the liter and inhale hot air from your hair dryer. Then eat diced onions, raw and without drinking water.

My friend interrupted me this time with some stupid acronyms. LOL, ROTFL, LMAO. “Is that science?” She typed. “If that’s science, I’m Marilyn Monroe.”
Laugh all you want, Marilyn. We’ll see who has the last laugh. Haha.

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WHO classifies triple-mutant Covid variant from India as world well being danger

World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus will attend a press conference at WHO headquarters on July 3, 2020, organized by the United Nations’ Association of Geneva Correspondents (ACANU) in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak caused by the novel coronavirus was organized in Geneva.

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A World Health Organization official said Monday that the highly contagious triple mutant variant of Covid widespread in India is being classified as a “worrying variant,” suggesting it has become a global health threat.

Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO technical director for Covid-19, said the agency would provide more details in its weekly status report on pandemic Tuesday, but added this the variant, Preliminary studies have found B.1.617 to spread more easily than the original virus, and there is evidence that it may bypass some of the protective measures offered by vaccines. However, the recordings are still considered effective.

“And as such, we classify this as a variant of the concern on a global scale,” she said during a press conference. “Although some preliminary studies show increased transferability, we need a lot more information about this virus variant in that line in all sublines. Therefore, we need to do more sequencing and targeted sequencing.”

the WHO said last week It tracked at least 10 coronavirus variants worldwide, including B.1.617. The variant was previously called the “variant of interest” because more study was needed to fully understand its meaning, Van Kerkhove said.

“For everyone in the home, this means that any circulating SARS-CoV-2 virus can infect and spread you, and anything to do with that is worrying,” she said on Monday. “So, all of us at home, no matter where we live, no matter what virus is circulating, we need to make sure we take all necessary measures to keep us from getting sick.”

A Covon-19 coronavirus patient rests in a banquet room temporarily converted into a Covid care center in New Delhi on May 10, 2021.

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A variant can be classified as “Concerning” if it has been found to be more contagious, more deadly, or more resistant to current vaccines and treatments. according to WHO.

The group issued a clarification on their earlier remarks on Monday, saying that current data shows that existing Covid-19 vaccines “continue to be effective in preventing disease and death in people infected with this variant”.

The international organization has already identified three other variants with the classification: B.1.1.7, which was first discovered in Great Britain and is currently the most widespread variant in the USA; B. 1.351, detected for the first time in South Africa, and the P.1 variant, detected for the first time in Brazil.

B.1.617 has three sub-lines, said Van Kerkhove, which are described in Tuesday’s management report.

Some believe the variant is behind the recent wave of infections in India.

The country averages 3,879 Covid deaths per day, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, although media reports suggest the official number is underestimated. Over the past seven days, an average of 391,000 new cases per day have been reported – an increase of about 4% from a week, data from Johns Hopkins University shows.

The variant has since expanded to other countries, including the United States.

– CNBC’s Rich Mendez contributed to this report.