People seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Xinhua
People seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Xinhua

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Coronavirus: as infectious strain D614G spreads in Malaysia and Philippines, should we be worried?

  • The strain is said to be ‘10 times as likely to infect other individuals’ as the strain reported in Wuhan last December
  • While studies suggest D614G is more infectious, experts say it is not deadlier and vaccines will still remain effective against this strain

People seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Xinhua
People seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Xinhua
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