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Vaccines available in India effective against Delta Covid variant: Govt panel chief

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Dr NK Arora, the chief of the Centre's Covid-19 working group, citing studies by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). "Yes, the current vaccines are effective against Delta Variant as per the studies undertaken by ICMR on the issue," Arora, co-chair of Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), was quoted as saying by ANI.

He was responding to a question on the effectiveness of vaccines against the more virulent strain. India is right now using the Serum Institute of India's Covishield, Bharat Biotech's Covaxin and Russian Sputnik V vaccine for its inoculation drive.

Arora also touched upon the spike in Covid-19 cases in the northeastern and southern states, and said the surge could be attributed to the Delta variant. "

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