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Deltacron being monitored, says minister

Izah Azahari

“There is still not much data about Deltacron, a hybrid variant of Delta and Omicron,” Minister of Health Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham bin Haji Jaafar said at the daily press conference yesterday.

“What we do know is it is not more dangerous than Omicron at the moment,” said the minister. Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mohd Isham added that the Sultanate is carrying its own monitoring.

“We have not detected the variant in the country, but, Insya Allah, the ministry will continue to monitor through gene sequencing,” the minister said.

The Ministry of Health will continuously analyse external developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, especially if there is a variant of interest or concern.