The Union Health Ministry Secretary Lav Agarwal said that the delta variant has been found in 80 countries including India. This variant is being categorized as ‘a variant of concern’ globally. Although, he said that broadly both the vaccines being used in India’s COVID-19 vaccination program, Covishield and Covaxin, are effective against the delta variants. Along with this, he also told that the delta plus variant has been found in 9 countries including the USA, UK, Portugal, Switzerland, Japan, Poland, Nepal, China and Russia. Whereas, 22 cases of delta plus variant have been found in India.