Thursday, July 8, 2021

Confirmed case of Delta variant of COVID-19 detected in Nigeria, says NCDC

 The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), on Thursday, said it had detected a confirmed case with the SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, also known as lineage B.1.617.2.


The variant was detected in a traveller to Nigeria following the routine travel test required of all international travelers and genomic sequencing at the NCDC National Reference Laboratory, Abuja.The Delta variant is recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as a variant of concern, given its increased transmissibility.

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