With the Indian variant – officially called B.1.617.2 – being one of four mutated versions of coronavirus which have been designated as being “of concern” by the Ministry of Health and Social Services, Executive Director Ben Nangombe at a press briefing on Monday revealed that the ministry is in the process of determining if it is present in the country. Nongombe says that the latest genome sequencing results conducted by the University of Namibia reveal that the variants of concern are the B.1.351, initially identified in South Africa and the B.1.1.7 variant discovered in the United Kingdom which have both been identified in Namibia.