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COVID-19 strain unconfirmed as yet

April 22, 2021 7:41 am
Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong [left] and Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Shaukhan.

There is no confirmation yet on whether locally transmitted cases of COVID-19 are a new variant.

Permanent Secretary for Health, Dr James Fong says this information will be confirmed in due time.

“Whether this is a new or more contagious variant of the virus, but we should act as if it is a contagious variant. We have to start treating everyone outside our household as if they are positive for the virus until proven otherwise.”

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Head of Health Protection, Dr Aalisha Shaukhan says samples are being sent to Australia for testing.

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