The first known cases of the Covid-19 Mu variant in Hong Kong involved a pair of travellers from Colombia. Photo: AFP The first known cases of the Covid-19 Mu variant in Hong Kong involved a pair of travellers from Colombia. Photo: AFP
The first known cases of the Covid-19 Mu variant in Hong Kong involved a pair of travellers from Colombia. Photo: AFP

Explainer |
What is the Mu coronavirus variant, and should Hong Kong be worried?

  • Now labelled a ‘variant of interest’ by the World Health Organization, its first known appearance in the city was caught during hotel quarantine
  • Officials believed risk level was low enough it did not warrant alerting the public, saying Delta variant remains the biggest threat

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The first known cases of the Covid-19 Mu variant in Hong Kong involved a pair of travellers from Colombia. Photo: AFP The first known cases of the Covid-19 Mu variant in Hong Kong involved a pair of travellers from Colombia. Photo: AFP
The first known cases of the Covid-19 Mu variant in Hong Kong involved a pair of travellers from Colombia. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE