Deputy Premier, Datuk Dr. Sim Kui Hian has warned Sarawakians to prepare for a new COVID-19 wave caused by a highly infectious Omicron variant BA.2.12.1 and BA.5 in Kuching and Sibu.
According to BERNAMA, the World Health Organization (WHO) had previously flagged these Omicron sub-variants as highly infectious with faster transmission rates over the parent Omicron, Variant of Concern (VOC).
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The Institute of Health and Community Medicine at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak discovered the BA.2.12.1 and BA.5 in Kuching as Sibu last week!
Meanwhile, on October 30th, a brand new Delta AY.23 sub-variant was discovered in Sarawak, which sparked a surge of infections in Singapore.
Guys, please don’t be complacent and take care of yourself and your loved ones. Remember to wear a face mask when you’re indoors, wash your hands regularly and avoid crowded places.
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat