Tata to rename Zica car over virus woes


Indian carmaker Tata Motors is to rename its forthcoming Zica hatchback after the similarly-named Zika virus sparked a global health emergency.

Tata Motors said that "as a socially responsible company", it had decided to rebrand the vehicle.

The car will go on show at a motor show in Delhi on Wednesday under its old name, but Tata will announce a new name "after a few weeks".

The Zika virus has now reached more than 20 countries and territories.

The World Health Organization declared on Monday that it posed an international health emergency requiring a united response.

The infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, in which babies are born with underdeveloped brains.