“One of the mutations other than the Delta variant, (appears) there is now a Mu variant. This variant occurred (detected) in Colombia,” said Dante during the PPKM Press Conference on Monday, September 6, 2021, quoted from Liputan6.com.
“Based on this week’s concern in the laboratory, this variant has resistance to vaccine conditions. But the spread is not as widespread as the transmission from the Delta variant.”
Variant Mu is included in the Variant of Interest (VoI) category by the World Health Organization (WHO). That is, this variant is observed by WHO, how it spreads and is transmitted.
The last time, according to data compiled by the Ministry of Health, Varian Mu was detected in East Asia in July 2021, namely South Korea (4 July) and Japan (5 July). This variant has not been found in Southeast Asian countries until now.