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BA.4 variant found, not expected to significantly increase COVID cases

The Omicron BA.4 variant is not expected to cause a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 infections in the country after it was detected in April, said Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar in the daily press conference on Wednesday.

The European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has declared the sub-variant of Omicron as a ‘Variant of Concern’.

The minister said the BA.4 case who arrived from South Africa on April 25, had only exhibited mild symptoms. The case has since fully recovered, he said.

More details on Thursday’s Borneo Bulletin