The WHO said it was monitoring a new variant of the coronavirus named mu, the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet, DW.com reported on Wednesday, September 1.
Mu is scientifically known as B.1.621 and has been classified as a "variant of interest," the WHO said in its weekly pandemic bulletin on Tuesday.
The global health body said the variant has mutations that show a risk of resistance to Covid-19 vaccines, emphasizing that further studies were required to understand it better.
Since its detection, mu has been reported in South American countries and in Europe.Dapatkan update berita pilihan dan breaking news setiap hari dari Kompas.com. Mari bergabung di Grup Telegram "Kompas.com News Update", caranya klik link https://t.me/kompascomupdate, kemudian join. Anda harus install aplikasi Telegram terlebih dulu di ponsel.