Kharabsheh discusses new Lambda variant, says 'path with virus will be prolonged'


Published: 2021-07-07 17:44

Last Updated: 2022-01-15 02:16

Source: DNA India
Source: DNA India

Wednesday, the former Minister of Health, Dr. Saad Al-Kharabsheh, revealed important information about the new Lambda mutant, through a post on Facebook in which he spoke about the most important fears about mutant.

Al-Kharabsheh said that this mutation was first discovered in Peru in December 2020, and in April 2021 more than 80 percent of new coronavirus cases in Peru stemmed from this mutation. 

On June 14, 2021, the World Health Organization announced this mutant and named it the "Lambda variant."

Kharabsheh added, "As of July 1, 2021, 2,184 cases have been reported in 29 countries around the world."

July 6, Australia reported its first case.

He continued, "It is believed that this mutant is more resistant to vaccines, and that it is more susceptible to infection than other types."

He said, "It seems that our path with this virus will be prolonged, given its superior ability to mutate from time to time, which exceeds the capabilities of many other viruses such as influenza viruses."