The B117 strain of COVID-19 firstly recorded in the United Kingdom has been discovered in Osun state Nigeria.

The Chairman Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 Boss Mustapha five days ago announced that Nigeria has recorded four cases of COVID-19 B117 strain.

The Commissioner for Information and Civic Orientation, Funke Egbemode, confirmed the discovery of the COVID-19 in a public announcement on Sunday evening.

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This new strain, according to the commissioner, spreads faster and kills quicker.

His words:”If it continues to grow, more citizens will become vulnerable and those with underlying ailments more endangered.

“We cannot continue to act like COVID-19 is not real. It is not just a sad reality but one that has changed the momentum with this more deadly strain.

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“Citizens are enjoined to scale up their personal responsibility for safety by complying with all the non-pharmaceutical protocols outlined by the government, to avoid tragic consequences.

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