The mutant pressure of COVID-19 in the UK has not been discovered within the nation, director-Normal of the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu, has mentioned.
Dr Ihekweazu mentioned the NCDC did some sequencing previously however didn’t discover the variant which was mentioned to be deadlier than the unique pressure of the virus.
Talking throughout the media briefing by the Presidential Taskforce on COVID-19 in Abuja on Thursday, Ihekweazu mentioned viruses by their nature mutate, noting that the necessary factor was for individuals to remain calm and protected.
He mentioned, “Over the previous couple of days, we have now monitored stories of the virus mutating within the UK, South Africa and another nations however it is very important set up some details about what we all know, what we have no idea and what we’re keen to study over the subsequent few years.
“A very powerful truth to place on the market to calm everyone’s nerves is that viruses mutate on a regular basis.
“We haven’t discovered that UK pressure but additionally, it isn’t one thing we have now been in search of on the go. To seek out that, it’s a must to do sequencing. And our focus has not been on sequencing. We did some sequencing previously however we haven’t discovered that.”
“We solely discovered two have been related however not the identical. Nonetheless, we’re doing extra sequencing. Is it attainable that they’re circulating? Sure. It is because there are a variety of travels between the UK and Nigeria,” he added.