UK COVID-19 Strain Now In Nigeria – Boss Mustapha

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has aid that the UK strain of the virus has been discovered in Nigeria.

This stated by the PTF Chairman, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF Boss Mustapha, during a press briefing in Abuja.

He said three persons travelled into the country with the virus while a fourth person was discovered with it in Nigeria.

“Over the last few weeks, the PTF has been closely following the rising number of infections reported daily in Nigeria and in other jurisdictions. Similarly, our scientists have been sequencing the variants of the virus.

There have been reports of cases with the B117 variant strain, first reported in the UK, found in Nigeria. Three of these were in travellers out of Nigeria and one a resident” he said

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