KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal has reported new mutant of COVID-19 Delta variant. Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in a statement on Tuesday said that a new Kappa variant has been detected in Nepal. The country has already reported cases of Alfa and Delta variants.
All 47 samples tested recently were confirmed to be Delta variant. However, three of them are found to be new mutant known as K417N of the Delta variant, according to the MoHP. The three new Delta mutants confirmed in Nepal have been named as A.Y1.