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Malaysia detects new #COVID19 strain that is 10 times more infectious

The Malaysian Institute for Medical Research has detected a mutation of the novel coronavirus that is ten times more infectious than the original strain from Wuhan, China. According to local health authorities, the D614G strain was found in four cases gathered from two Covid-19 hotspots in Malaysia. Director-General of Health,.. Datuk Dr. Noor Hisham Abdullah,... said this virus is easily transmitted through an individual spreader. He warned the mutation could render current vaccine research ineffective and called for the stronger practice of personal hygiene and social distancing measures.

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