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Nigeria Record First Case Of Most Transmissible Covid-19 Called Delta Variant

According to a report, a case of the dangerous delta variant of Covid-19 has been recorded in a traveller in Nigeria. This was said by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Thursday, July 8th, 2021.This new development brings about grave concern.

Furthermore, the delta variant tagged SARS-CoV-2 was described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the most transmissible variant, and was said to be responsible for spike in about 98 countries across the world where this variant has been reported.

Moreover, the Director general of WHO, Mr. Tedros Ghebreyesus spoke on variant on 26th of June. In his statement, he said a surge in cases translates to more hospitalisations, which he said has continued to stretch health systems and health care workers which put more at risk of death.

More so, WHO's Director said viruses do evolve and that new variants were expected because of this. Mr. Tedros said preventing transmission is the sure way to stem the emergence of variants globally. He said this make it more urgent to prevent the transmission by consistently using public health and social measures along with vaccines globally.

In line with this, the Nigeria Centre for Disease said the reaction of the new variant to the vaccines in circulation is yet to be confirmed. It was said in a report by NCDC authorities that the new variant was identified through the concerted efforts of Nigeria to combat the spread of the pandemic disease in the Nigeria.


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