India has reported its first case of COVID at a brewery, a beverage brand that is popular with young people.
The new strain of COV-19 is known as PEG-129.
Its description on Budweizer’s website says it is the “toxic form of COX-2” and its symptoms include vomiting, fever, headache and muscle aches.
The company is working with health authorities to determine how to best distribute the new strain.
The brewery’s owner, S. Sudarshan Kumar, told the Indian news agency NDTV that the new virus strain is being sent to India for testing.
India’s health ministry confirmed last week that its capital city of Delhi had recorded a case of the virus, while another outbreak has been reported in the northern state of Maharashtra.
India has more than 1.2 million confirmed cases of COVI, according to the latest data from the World Health Organization.