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Newly discovered COVID-19 variant in Nigeria originated from within – Scientist

A new distinct variant of COVID-19, lineage B.1.1.7, which has cancelled Christmas in the UK, has been found in Nigeria, but its origin comes from samples collected within the country in October, Christian Happi, director of the Africa Centre of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (ACEGID), told BusinessDay. Out of about 250 samples genetically…

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