5 COVID-19 variants recorded in Jordan since onset of pandemic

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AMMAN — Five COVID-19 variants have been recorded in the Kingdom since the onset of the pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in its June 1 epidemiological update.اضافة اعلان

In the update, the WHO has debuted a new naming classification for variants of concern (VOC) and variants of interest (VOI) of the coronavirus, noting that Jordan has recorded instances of the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta variants, according to the weekly briefing.

The Alpha variant originated in the United Kingdom, the Beta variant in South Africa, the Gamma variant in Brazil, and the Delta variant in India.

The new naming system is intended to mitigate the stigma that comes with naming variants just based on their country of origin, according to the WHO.

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