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

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: XinhuaPeople seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Xinhua
People seen wearing face masks in Manila, Philippines. Photo: Xinhua
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