MOH wants stricter border control to curb spread of Lambda variant

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The Health Ministry (MOH) has called for stricter border control, including implementing risk assessments on individuals returning from abroad, to prevent the Lambda variant from spreading into the country.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said so far, MOH has not detected cases involving the Lambda variant in the country, adding that the ministry would further enhance its capability by running the full genomic sequence to detect the emergence of any Variants of Concern (VOCs).

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