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Covid-19 variant

5 Jan 2022
As the world grapples with the highly mutated Omicron variant of COVID-19, a new Coronavirus variant called IHU has emerged in France. Scientists identified the new strain, B.1.640.2, at the institute IHU Méditerranée Infection in Marseille.
31 Dec 2021
Vice Chancellor of the faith-based University, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin, Kwara State, Prof. Noah Yusuf, has urged the relevant authorities to brace up for the likely challenges that the new variant of COVID-19, Omicron...
10 Dec 2021
Economic experts on Friday in Lagos advised the Federal Government to avoid another round of lockdown of the economy due to the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.
28 Nov 2021
While PCR tests can detect infection with Omicron, studies are looking to whether the Covid-19 variant of concern has any impact on other test types, the WHO said Sunday.
26 Nov 2021
South Africa on Friday slammed as "rushed" Britain's travel ban from six southern African countries, following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant with a large number of mutations.
11 Jul 2021
Ekiti State Government, yesterday, alerted its indigenes and residents to Nigeria Centre for Disease Control’s (NCDC) confirmation of the new COVID-19 variant in Nigeria.
18 Feb 2021
A variant of coronavirus acclaimed to have been initially detected in Nigeria contains a number of mutations that are disturbing, a report shows. The report by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom said the variant has been detected through genome sequencing. The report said the variant was first identified in Nigeria…


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