Covid-19 strain in Kuching ‘very infectious’, says Sarawak minister

Sarawak is facing a highly infectious strain of Covid-19, says a government official as the state logs rising new infections. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 29, 2020.

SARAWAK Housing and Local Government Minister Dr Sim Kui Hian today said the coronavirus strain detected in the state is proving to be “very infectious”.

Sim, a doctor by training and a key member of the state disaster management committee, said it was so infectious that young and healthy people who had caught the virus were showing symptoms of infection much earlier than the older cases.
“It is the same virus but laboratory studies have shown the virus load is very high,” Sim told reporters at the enhanced movement control order operation centre in Kg Haji Baki this morning.

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