Questions remain on little known ‘Mu’ variant, says Brunei Health Minister


BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sept 5 (Borneo Bulletin/ANN): The World Health Organisation (WHO) calls the new ‘Mu’ variant a strain of interest. It was first detected in Colombia, though the discovery in Hong Kong was due to a resident visiting the South American country and returning to Hong Kong, Brunei's Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Mohd Isham Jaafar (pic) said.

The ‘Mu’ variant is still relatively unknown with many questions surrounding it, such as transmissibility, severity, as well as whether or not it is resistant to the current vaccines, as statements available on the variant are only assumptions made by individuals, the minister told the daily press conference in the capital with regard to the recent detection of the ‘Mu’ variant in Hong Kong.

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