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Nigeria has detected 6 cases of the British mutant strain in the west of the country



The Nigerian Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced the discovery of 6 new cases of the British mutated strain of the emerging corona virus (Covid-19) in western Nigeria.


The director general of the center, "Chikwe Ikwazu" - according to "Africa 1" radio reported today, Tuesday, said that 5 cases were recorded in "Ogun" state and another case in "Kwara" state on samples collected by scientists from the African Center of Excellence in Genomics. Infectious diseases in Nigeria.


The radio added that the mutated strain appeared in Britain and is known to be more contagious and is spreading in at least 70 countries around the world .. explaining that Nigeria has relatively escaped the "first wave" of the epidemic, but it witnessed an increase in the number of cases with the "second wave" of the pandemic, which began. Last November, which peaked two weeks ago.


The Nigerian Center for Disease Control and Prevention had confirmed 405 deaths due to Corona virus during the past two months in the country.

It is noteworthy that Nigeria is the most populous in the continent of Africa (200 million people), has recorded 1607 deaths and nearly 132 thousand cases of Coronavirus, and the Nigerian authorities announced that they expect to deliver 16 million doses of the vaccine this month.

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