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Nigeria confirms first Delta variant case

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Nigeria has announced its first confirmed case of the Delta variant of Covid-19.

The variant was detected in a traveler following a routine travel test required of all international visitors.

Nigerian Centre for Disease Control said analysis in a lab in the capital Abuja confirmed the variant.

Authorities have, however, not mentioned which country the infected person was traveling from.

Nigeria has so far recorded nearly one hundred and seventy thousand cases of coronavirus with more than two thousand deaths.

The World Health Organization has identified the Delta variant as a variant of concern because it is more transmissible and has so far spread to dozens of countries around the world.

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