Nine cases of 'tougher' South African Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

Nine cases of 'tougher' South African Covid-19 variant detected in Malaysia

New Straits Times·2021-04-01 20:00

KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry has detected nine cases of a new Covid-19 variant in Malaysia, the B.1.351 which was first discovered in South Africa late last year.

Health director-general Tan Sri Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) has identified and confirmed the existence of this variant among local Covid-19 positive cases.

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