The Director of the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC), Haider Al-Sayeh, has refuted any reports of the new corona variant illness in the nation.

The new Corona mutant, which has been reported in various states, did not reach Libya, the NCDC head told the Hakomitna platform on Tuesday, making it clear that "if it did, it would be made public."

He said indicators for the epidemiological situation have been stable for several months and that there are enough lab instruments available to identify the virus.

EG5 is a new sub-variant of the Omicron type, the most prevalent variant of Corona in the world.

In the United States, EG5 cases have surpassed that of the Omicron type, according to The Washington Post.

The World Health Organization referred to EG.5 as one of the sub-variables under control. Currently, the variant is not a cause of concern, but it remains under surveillance to prevent further spread and for fear of its impact on public health.