Malaysia reports first case of Indian Covid-19 variant,


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KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia has detected its first case of a highly infectious coronavirus variant first identified in India, Health Minister Adham Baba said on Sunday (May 2), days after imposing a ban on flights from India. The variant, named B1617, was detected in an Indian national screened at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, he said. The World Health Organisation has described it as a "variant of interest", suggesting it may have mutations that would make the virus more transmissible, cause more severe disease or evade vaccine immunity. "We advise the public to remain calm... All public health efforts...