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.
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.
“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.