Malaysia has detected its first case of a surprisingly infectious coronavirus variant first recognized in India, Health Minister Adham Baba stated on Sunday, days after imposing a ban on flights from India.
The variant, named B.1.617, was once detected in an Indian country wide screened at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said.
The World Health Organisation has described it as a “variant of interest”, suggesting it may additionally have mutations that would make the virus greater transmissible, reason extra extreme ailment or keep away from vaccine immunity.
“We recommend the public to stay calm… All public fitness efforts will proceed in order to ruin the chain of contamination and make certain public safety,” Adham said.
He did no longer say when the variant was once detected.