COVID-19 variant yet to be identified

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO 

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services is yet to determine the COVID-19 variant currently in local transmission.

Senior Technical Advisor to Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr. Yogesh Choudhri confirmed this to Island Sun last night.

“Regarding the COVID-19 variant, we do not know yet as we have not been able to send specimens to Australia,” Choudhri said.

He said they are planning to send the specimens today.

Meanwhile, between 8am Thursday 20 January 2022 to 8am Yesterday, a total of 48 new cases have been recorded in Honiara.

This has increased the total number of cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in the country to 81- which represents an increase of 61 cases in the past month.


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