The National Institute for Communicable Diseases says the new mutation of the Omicron Covid-19 variant, known as Stealth Omicron, is not yet of any concern.
The NICD’s professor Penny Moore says the BA.2 variant has already been observed in many patients across the globe.
The variant has, for example, become the dominant variant of Omicron in India.
Moore says the mutation of variants are expected.
She says the spread of the mutant variant is being closely monitored.
- NICD expects to see an increase in the number of yearly-flu cases this coming flu season.
- NICD: Patients, who reside in or have recently travelled to malaria-prone areas, should also be tested for malaria if they show flu-like symptoms.
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