Lambda variant not yet a variant of concern: OCTA

The OCTA Research group said Monday that the Lambda variant, first detected in Peru, is not yet a variant of concern.

“Variant of interest ang Lambda. Hindi pa naman siya variant of concern. Kulang pa ang impormasyon kung mas nakakahawa siya o vaccine resistant siya,” OCTA Research fellow Dr. Guido David said in an interview on Unang Balita on Monday.

(The Lambda variant is a variant of interest. However, it is not yet a variant of concern. There is still a lack of information if it is more transmissible or is vaccine-resistant.)

“Wala pa tayong masyadong impormasyon. Hindi pa tayo puwedeng maging alarmed sa Lambda variant. Ang talaga ang pinaka-primary threat dito sa ating bansa sa ngayon,” he added.