Nigeria: What You Should Know About the New Covid-19 Variants in Nigeria

When 2020 drew to a close, public health experts warned about a highly transmissible variant of SARS-CoV-2 — the virus that causes COVID-19 — first detected in the United Kingdom (UK) in September and since documented in over 80 countries worldwide.

“It would be naïve of us to think that we will not get the new variants of SARS-CoV-2 in Nigeria,” Professor Christian Happi, a Harvard-trained geneticist and Director of the African Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID)…


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