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Covid New Variant: All you need to know about JN. 1

Updated On Dec 21, 2023 11:07 AM IST
  • Amid rising Covid cases and the detection of the JN.1 subvariant in Kerala, the central government advised states to enhance health measures.
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The JN.1 subvariant of the coronavirus is a descendant of the BA.2.86 variant, often called Pirola. It was first detected in the United States in September, and the first global case was identified as early as January of this year. India's initial case of JN.1 was found in Kerala on December 8. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 11:07 AM IST

The JN.1 subvariant of the coronavirus is a descendant of the BA.2.86 variant, often called Pirola. It was first detected in the United States in September, and the first global case was identified as early as January of this year. India's initial case of JN.1 was found in Kerala on December 8. (PTI)

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According to the National Indian Medical Association Covid Task Force's co-chairman, Rajeev Jayadevan, the JN.1 variant is capable of spreading faster and evading immunity.  (HT File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 11:07 AM IST

According to the National Indian Medical Association Covid Task Force's co-chairman, Rajeev Jayadevan, the JN.1 variant is capable of spreading faster and evading immunity.  (HT File Photo)

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"JN.1 is a severely immune-evasive and fast-spreading variant, markedly different from XBB and all other prior versions of this virus. This enables it to infect people who had previous Covid infections and also people who were vaccinated," he was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 11:07 AM IST

"JN.1 is a severely immune-evasive and fast-spreading variant, markedly different from XBB and all other prior versions of this virus. This enables it to infect people who had previous Covid infections and also people who were vaccinated," he was quoted as saying by the news agency ANI. (AFP)

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Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that the JN.1 subvariant can cause more severe symptoms or spread more rapidly than the variants already in circulation. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that the JN.1 subvariant can cause more severe symptoms or spread more rapidly than the variants already in circulation. (PTI)

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The protective measures against a respiratory virus remain the same. Experts recommend wearing masks in crowded areas and practising frequent handwashing. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The protective measures against a respiratory virus remain the same. Experts recommend wearing masks in crowded areas and practising frequent handwashing. (PTI)

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"In another 2-3 days, its severity will subside. As of now, it is normal in the state. Prohibitive measures will only work if there are more positive COVID symptoms. Currently, there is no such situation. No one needs to worry," Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 11:07 AM IST

"In another 2-3 days, its severity will subside. As of now, it is normal in the state. Prohibitive measures will only work if there are more positive COVID symptoms. Currently, there is no such situation. No one needs to worry," Karnataka Health Minister Dinesh Gundu Rao said. (AFP)

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Meanwhile, in the wake of the surge in respiratory diseases and the new JN.1 COVID sub-variant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the virus is evolving and changing and urged the member states to continue with strong surveillance and sequence sharing. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 21, 2023 11:07 AM IST

Meanwhile, in the wake of the surge in respiratory diseases and the new JN.1 COVID sub-variant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said that the virus is evolving and changing and urged the member states to continue with strong surveillance and sequence sharing. (PTI)

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