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Explained: The new Covid-19 variant, BF.7

PETALING JAYA: Having kept its borders all but shut for three years, imposing a strict regime of lockdowns and relentless testing, China abruptly reversed course towards living with the virus on Dec 7, and a wave of infections erupted across the country.

The latest Covid-19 variant – a sub-variant of Omicron – named BF.7 is believed to be driving the surge in infections in China.

News of the sub-variant has prompted many countries, including Malaysia, to impose temperature checks on travellers entering the country.

FMT takes a closer look at whether the Omicron sub-variant is a cause for concern.

What is BF.7?

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