The Director General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), Dr. Chikwe Ihekweazu, has stated that there will be new Variant of COVID-19 in Nigeria.
He disclosed this at the 2nd State House Briefing of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 in FCT, Abuja.
“Today is exactly one year and five days since we identified our first Covid-19 case in Nigeria. With the leadership of Mr. President, Nigeria has actually mounted a very robust response to this pandemic.
“As much as vaccines provide some very important light, the response has to continue – testing, surveillance, protecting health workers, investing in national health security, driving risk communications, etc
“There will be new variants of the Covid-19 virus. Brazil did not identify a new variant by chance, it’s because they looked for it. We must and will be similarly deliberate and proactive in Nigeria.”