Another ‘Ten Times’ Deadlier New Coronavirus Strain D614G hits Malaysia

Another ‘Ten Times’ Deadlier New Coronavirus Strain D614G hits Malaysia

A new strain of the novel coronavirus D614G is found in Malaysia which is said to be ‘ten times more infectious’. Director-General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a Facebook post on Saturday.
The mutation of transmission spotted in three which was started when a restaurant owner and permanent resident returned from India. Another case has also been detected from the resident returned from the Philippines.
“So far these two clusters are controlled due to the fast-paced public health control actions on the field. This test is an early test. There are several follow-up tests in progress for many other cases. These include index cases for both these clusters,” Abdullah said.
Abdullah mentioned that recent research and studies would be incomplete and ineffective against the infection. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) mentioned that there is no such evidence of the strain leading to more severe disease.
According to the Paper in Cell, the infection may not have a major impact on the efficacy of vaccines which are presently being developed.
Adding to the post, Noor Hisham wrote, “People need to be wary and take greater precautions because this strain has now been found in Malaysia. The people’s cooperation is very needed so that we can together break the chain of infection from any mutation.”

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