Customers at the Market Street Hawker Centre. Singapore says it is “watching” whether China’s reopening could lead to mutations of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
Customers at the Market Street Hawker Centre. Singapore says it is “watching” whether China’s reopening could lead to mutations of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg

New Covid-19 wave coming? China’s reopening puts rest of Asia on alert for fresh virus strains

  • Potential mutation of virus could be milder but more transmissible, experts say, urging Asian countries to guard against fresh respiratory viruses in winter
  • Asian countries unlikely to tighten curbs given hybrid immunity from vaccines and past infection waves, which reduces severity of illness, observers add

Customers at the Market Street Hawker Centre. Singapore says it is “watching” whether China’s reopening could lead to mutations of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
Customers at the Market Street Hawker Centre. Singapore says it is “watching” whether China’s reopening could lead to mutations of the coronavirus. Photo: Bloomberg
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