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After India's objection over 'Indian variant' term, WHO urges use of scientific names

After India raised objection over several media houses using the term 'Indian variant' for B.1.617 COVID-19 variant, WHO said that it does not identify viruses or variants with names of countries they are first reported from. "We refer to them by their scientific names and request all to do the same for consistency," it added.

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