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Tuesday, 9 February 2021

COVID-19: Nigeria Records 13 Cases Of UK Variant – NCDC

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Dr Chikwe Iheakwazu

Six more cases of the B.1.1.7 Covid-19 variant has been discovered in the country as confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

This brings the total number of people who have tested positive to the variant in Nigeria to 13.

The B.1.1.7 Covid-19 variant was first detected in the United Kingdom and has since spread to other parts of the world.

The Director-General of NCDC, Chikwe Iheakwazu, while speaking at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 briefing on Monday, said the six new cases were detected in Lagos State by scientists at the Africa Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), at the Redeemers University in Ede, Osun State.

“Last week we detected six additional samples of the B.1.1.7 variants in Lagos state,” Mr Ihekweazu said.

“We already have five cases in Osun State, One in Kwara and one in the Federal Capital Territory, in total we have 13 cases.”

Mr Ihekweazu noted that the infectious disease body is working very closely with ACEGID to detect more cases of the variant which has triggered the current spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the UK, leading to a travel ban on the UK by some countries and a stay at home order.

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