Did Novel Coronavirus not enough to frighten the world, as a new strain came along reported on Saturday so-called ‘D614G’. It was deemed ten times more infectious than Covid19. It has been detected in Malaysia, said Director General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah in a Facebook post.
The mutation has been considered noticeable enough in three cases from a cluster. It was reported that when a restaurant owner and permanent resident returned to the country from India it started. It has also been detected in another cluster case which started from returnees from the Philippines.
“The strain could mean that existing studies on vaccines might be incomplete or ineffective against the mutation” as explained by Abdullah.
“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 to for many other cases. These include index cases for both these clusters,” he added.
Abdullah clarified that “People needed to be more aware and careful in the country. The mutation infects other individuals 10 times more and spreads more easily by an individual ‘super spreader’.”
Malaysia’s main action was to ensure public health and safety also asked people to practice Covid-19 norms strictly, such as practicing good self-hygiene and wearing protecting oneself in public places, he ensured in his statement.
Mutation has now become the predominant and significant in Europe and US. However, the World Health Organization (WHO) reportedly mentioned that there are no evidences of the strain which can leads to more severe disease.
Cell Press as mentioned in it’s paper that the mutation may not have a major impact on the efficacy of vaccines which are presently being developed by major countries of the world.