Two Cases Of Nigerian Strain Of Coronavirus Identified In Wales


Two cases of the Nigerian strain of coronavirus have been identified in Wales. Public Health Wales confirmed on Friday that the B.1.525 variant, which is classified as a 'variant under investigation', is present here. A spokeswoman for the NHS trust said: "As at Friday, February 19 we have identified and confirmed and two cases of the B.1.525 strain of coronavirus in Wales. "This strain has been designated as a variant under investigation (VUI 202102/03). Both cases have links with travel to Nigeria and usual contact tracing processes have been followed. “Public Health Wales do not comment on individual cases or provide information that may potentially identify individuals. “There is no current evidence that this variant is any more transmissible than either the original Covid-19 virus or other variants in circulation." It follows news on Wednesday that there are 17 cases of the South African variant of Covid-19 in Wales, most of which have links to international travel.

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