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Covid Variants: What Happens When The Greek Alphabet Runs Out?

GENEVA, Switzerland (The Adobo Chronicles, Rome Bureau) – The ever-increasing new variants of the coronavirus has necessitated that the World Health Organization (WHO) name them after the Greek alphabet, all 24 of them. Right now, the latest variant of concern is named the Lambda variant, the 11th letter in the Greek alphabet.

But with the fast-emerging mutants of Covid-19, WHO might soon run out of letters in the Greek alphabet to name the variants after.

The Adobo Chronicles asked WHO what will happen when the Greek alphabet runs out after naming a variant Omega.

A WHO spokesperson said it’s not going to be a problem, The international health organization will start naming the variants using Roman numerals.

That should take care of however many variants will emerge!

WHO STATEMENT ON LAMBDA VARIANT

MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Filipinos are wondering why there is now a new Lambda variant of the coronavirus, when the only variants known to them are the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta. Did the World Health Organization (WHO) skip some letters in the Greek alphabet?

Responding to the concerns, a representative of WHO who spoke on condition of anonymity, told The Adobo Chronicles that the variants Eplison to Kappa are still in quarantine.

Watch for further announcements. In the meantime, stay safe!