16 August 2020 – New mutated D614G Covid-19 strain detected

Type of Intervention: Other Announcement
Sectors Involved: Health
Intervention Categories: Research and development
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah

Overview: The Malaysian Institute for Medical Research has detected a D614G-type mutation as a result of isolation and culture tests on three cases from the Sivagangga patient-under-investigation (PUI) Cluster and one case from the Ulu Tiram Cluster.
Full details here: https://www.thestar.com.my/news/in-other-media/2020/08/16/dr-noor-hisham-new-d614g-covid-19-strain-detected-in-malaysia-10-times-more-infectious

Type of Justification: Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Evidence/Justification: The D614G-type mutation was detected from isolation and culture tests that were performed on three cases from two clusters in Malaysia