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COVID Shocker! Malaysia detects virus mutation 10 times more contagious

Even as the world remains crippled with the adverse effects of COVID-19, it now seems that the end of the era is witnessing COVID-19 playing as a catalyst of urban destruction.

With COVID-19 leaving the world with irreparable and irremediable damage, it has now triggered mankind’s worst fears with a new study revealing an increasingly common mutation of Coronavirus emerging in Europe, North America and parts of Asia.

The new COVID mutation remains to be skeptical but is considered to appear more infectious but less deadly, according to a prominent infectious diseases doctor.

According to health authorities, Malaysia has recently detected two COVID-19 clusters believed to be a new mutation of the fast-paced deadly virus.

The mutation came to light when a man returning from India flouted his quarantine rules and spread the infection to over 45 people, while the 45 cases were being treated, it was shocking to observe that at least 3 of the samples undergoing tests carried a much more severe mutation of COVID-19, initially termed as D614G.

According to Noor Hisham Abdullah, Director General of Health, the discovered mutation, was earlier observed in the US and parts of Europe, which possibly could prove to be much more dangerous and fatal in bring upon unprecedented threats for the viral virus resurgence.

Taking to Facebook the discovery of the identified mutation, The Health Chief Noor Hisham Abdullah stated its details informing, that the Laboratory Medical Research Institute has detected three cases from a cluster in Sivagangga and another case is from a person returning from the Philippines.

The cluster in Sivagangga has a total of 45 cases and started when a restaurant owner returned from India, breached his 14-day home quarantine. The man has since then been sentenced to five months in prison and fined.

The Health Chief alarmed a global warning that the detected mutation strain is 10 times more infectious than the previous strains and the original Wuhan strain and can “spread easily if spread by the individual super spreader”.

While some believe that the discovery of new COVID mutation puts at risk the existing vaccine studies which may result to come forth incomplete in proving effective on this mutation, others consider the mutation to cause little to no damage on the efficacy of vaccines currently being developed.

With alarming perils emerging over mankind it is the need of the hour that people remain cautious and vigil and carefully abide to the laid health procedures, social distancing and quarantine norms for the foe we battle is unseen and fatal and the times that lie ahead are dubious and uncertain.

– Marilyn Ravi, NMTV News



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