.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2 variants that were first identified in India have been renamed Kappa and Delta respectively. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • The WHO renamed all COVID 'variants of concern' on Monday
  • These have been named after Greek alphabets i.e., Alpha, Beta, Gamma
  • The variants first identified in India were B.1.617.1 and B.1.617.2

.London, UK
Chile, Argentina and Brazil are among the countries on UK's 'red list'. (Photo Credit: Representative image/Pixabay)

  • UK has decided to ban the entry of tourists from 33 countries across the world
  • Most of these 33 countries are located in South Africa and South America
  • Tourists lying about their travel history will be heavily penalised