D614G: New coronavirus strain found in Malaysia ‘10 times deadlier’
First Published 17, Aug 2020, 5:43 PM
Can you imagine something worse than the current pandemic in the world? Malaysia has detected an infectious strain of the coronavirus D614G which is 10 times deadlier
Malaysia has detected a strain of the coronavirus, which is 10 times deadlier
Director General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah in a Facebook post on Saturday said the new strain is called D614G
He added that the new strain could mean that existing studies on vaccines might be incomplete or ineffective against the mutation
The mutation is found in three cases from a cluster which started when a restaurant owner and permanent resident returned to the country from India
It is also found in another cluster case which started with returnees from the Philippines.
“People need to be wary and take greater precautions because this strain has now been found in Malaysia. The people’s cooperation is needed so that we can together break the chain of infection from any mutation,” he further said.