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Malaysia’s Strain Of Covid-19 Is “Very Contagious”

Malaysia’s Strain Of Covid-19 Is “Very Contagious”

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One might wonder if the panic over Covid-19 is justified with a movement control order (MCO) that will last nearly two months long, hurting the economy and livelihoods of its people.

As it turns out, it has most certainly been favourable to impose a mandatory lockdown on the country, because the strain of Covid-19 found in Malaysia is apparently a particularly contagious strain.

According to Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah, medical researchers at the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) discovered a more contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2 that has been responsible for 120 Covid-19 infections in Malaysia.

IMR has isolated and cultured the virus. Based on that, we have found out that Case 26 has one mutation.

Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

It’s partly why Case 26 ended up being a super-spreader. The most contagious mutation allowed the virus to spread rapidly.

There are 30 mutations of the virus globally with three main strains of the virus.

Malaysia has previously identified all three strains of the mutation, but a majority of Covid-19 cases here are from strain B, similar to the type in Wuhan.

Strain A is mainly infecting the United States, while strain C is from Europe.

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