The Federal Government has shown concern for India’s deadly COVID-19 variant.
The Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire has disclosed that additional control measures will be intoduced to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 strain in India to Nigeria.
Ehanire, in an interview with Channels TV, said the issue would be discussed at the ministerial experts’ committee meeting on Monday.
India is currently witnessing what has been described as a devastating second wave of COVID-19 with confirmed cases and deaths increasing in the past weeks.
The country is said to recording more than a quarter million cases per day.
One of the new variants circulating in India is referred to as the “double mutant” though it is officially called B.1.617.
With many Indians in Nigeria and the fact that the index case of the virus in the country was an Italian, there are concerns that the Indian strain may find its way into Nigeria if proper control measures are not put in place.
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