First case of Covid-19 variant from India detected in M'sia

Modified 2 May 2021, 12:53 pm

Malaysia has recorded its first case of the Covid-19 variant from India, which is a double mutation known as B.1.617.

Health Minister Dr Adham Baba (above) said the variant was identified through analysis of the whole genome sequencing (WGS), which was done between April 24 and May 1.

He said the first case in Malaysia of the double mutation variant, which is said to be contributing almost 60 percent to the sharp spike of...

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