Just in: Nigeria confirms first case of COVID-19 Delta Variant

Just in: Nigeria confirms first case of COVID-19 Delta Variant Just in: Nigeria confirms first case of COVID-19 Delta Variant

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has detected a confirmed case of 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.

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The NCDC says measures put up by the PSC like the introduction of travel restrictions from countries where there is a surge in cases associated with widespread prevalence of variants of concern , compulsory seven-day self-isolation and repeat test on the seventh day after arrival, are still in place to reduce the risk of spread of the virus.

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