COVID-19 – D614G mutation

In an interview with the Star Newspaper on the current COVID-19 situation in Malaysia, Prof Dr Sanjay Rampal highlighted that we should not be too alarmed as Malaysia still had a very low level of community transmission.

Although the D614G mutation has been detected in the country, he said this had been detected in many countries with early evidence pointing to it being associated with higher infectivity. He shared that the basic pillars of prevention and control of Covid-19 remained the same; i.e., hand and respiratory hygiene, physical distancing and appropriate usage of PPE.

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