According to report, the Germany’s Bavarian authorities have admitted that they still haven’t been able to contact 46 of more than 900 people who tested positve for the Covid-19 upon entering Germany recently, but no results was receive.
Last week, the southern German state admitted that tens of thousands of travelers returning back home had to wait for weeks to receive their test results – among them the more than 900 who had tested positive but were not aware of it because of the missing results.
The bureaucratic breakdown led to an uproar in Germany over concerns that those who tested positive but were not aware of it could spread the virus to others.
Germany has reported a total of 224,014 cases and over 9,200 deaths.
Mutation of COVID-19 virus reports in Malaysia
Malaysia’s Institute of Medical Research (IMR) has detected a mutation of Covid-19 virus in the country, according to the country’s top health official.
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said in a social media post that the mutation would likely make existing vaccine ineffective against the disease.
“It was found to be 10 times likely to infect other individuals and easier to spread by super spreader individuals,” he wrote, adding
Among those detected to have the mutated coronavirus was an individual from the Philippines.
China grants country’s first COVID-19 vaccine patent
China have granted the first patent to the pharmaceutical film CanSino Biologics Inc for the development of a new coronavirus vaccine.
The vaccine is a vaccine named Ad5-nCoV co-developed by CanSino Biologics Inc and a team of Chinese military infectious disease experts.
Earlier it was reported that Saudi Arabia has signed an agreement with China to begin clinical trials of the vaccine.
Report: Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe enters hospital for check-up
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entered a hospital on Monday for a medical check-up, a government source said, after a top official voiced concern the premier was suffering from fatigue because of his workload during the coronavirus pandemic.
Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, plans to return home later on Monday after the examination at Tokyo’s Keio University Hospital, the source familiar with the situation told Reuters News Agency.
The reason for the check-up was not immediately clear.