Tech Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Pradeep Pandey
Updated Sat, 22 May 2021 03:41 PM IST
. The letter stated that it is completely wrong to call B.1.617 as an Indian variant. Even the WHO has not called this variant an Indian variant, although this letter has not been made public.
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A letter has been written by the government to all social media companies stating that in media reports, B.1.617 has been served as an Indian variant without any basis and facts. The IT Ministry has asked all the companies to delete all the news and posts from their platform in which the B.1.617 variant of Corona has been called the Indian variant.
B.1.617 is a new variant of Corona but it is not right to call it Indian. The letter stated that it is completely wrong to call B.1.617 as an Indian variant. Even the WHO has not called this variant an Indian variant, although this letter has not been made public.
A senior government official told Reuters that the letter had been sent strictly to social media companies. The letter said that to say any variant of Corona without any fact being an Indian variant is to tarnish the image of the country. Such reports are sending the wrong message among the people.
At the same time, an official of a large social media companies says that removing thousands of millions of content from the platform simultaneously is a very difficult task. Let us know that the second wave of Corona in India has caused a lot of damage. Around 2,50,000 infection cases are coming in every day, while around 4,000 people are dying.
Please tell that on Wikipedia, a page named Lineage B.1.617 has been created, in which B.1.617 has been described as a new variant of Corona. According to Wikipedia, B.1.617 is a variant of Corona that was first identified in India on October 5 in Maharashtra.