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The BA.5 variants strain invades Malaysia, there could be more than 20,000 confirmed cases in our country per day.

11/07/2022

The BA.5 variants strain invades Malaysia, there could be more than 20,000 confirmed cases in our country per day.

There could be more than 20,000 confirmed cases of the BA.5 variants strain in Malaysia on any given day.

According to information provided by the Minister of Health Khairy, the BA.5 strain is likely to have spread to our country due to the spike in new cases and hospital admissions in a single day. In the most recent week, the nation saw a 31 % spike in new cases, while hospital admissions rose by 13.7% from the previous week.

According to the clinical microbiology consultant at the University of Putra Malaysia, the BA.5 strain can evade the antibodies that are created by the current vaccines, making them less effective against the BA.5 strain.

Omicron and the BA.5 strain both exhibit similar symptoms, however the BA.5 strain is more contagious. The number of high-risk groups admitted to hospitals for treatment will rise if people do not enhance their vigilance and take precautionary measures.

We advise everyone to use masks while entering and leaving busy areas and to always remember to clean up with alcohol before entering and leaving crowded areas.

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