Three cases of Indian Covid-19 variant recorded in Nigeria—DG NCDC

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The Director General, Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu , has said that Nigeria has recorded three cases of Indian Covid-19 variant,. B1.167.
Briefing the National Economic Council meeting chaired by Vice President Osinbajo on Friday, he said the transmission rate in the country was low, adding that attention had shifted to tracking the new Indian variant of the virus.
Ihekweazu said  emphasis  should remain  on the measures to stop the spread of the virus while also urging the government and leaders in the society to discourage  pandemic fatigue by  sticking  to the Covid-19 safety protocols.
He stated that in the last two months, there had been a reduction in number of cases globally, saying even India had also experienced reduction in infections in the last five days.
According to him, in Nigeria, total number of cases as of yesterday, May 19, 2021 was 165,809, number of people tested,  2,002,653, and active cases 7,323.
He also  disclosed that discharged cases were  156,419, while there had  been 2,067 deaths.

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