COVID-19: FG Confirms Four Cases of UK Variant in Nigeria


Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The federal government has confirmed the presence of the deadly UK COVID-19 strain in four persons in Nigeria.

The Chairman Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Mr Boss Mustapha confirmed the development on Monday at the National Briefing by the PTF in Abuja.

He said local virulogists had been sequencing the variants of the virus.

He added that the B117 variant first reported in the UK had been found in three persons travelling out of the country and in one resident.

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