British, South African Covid-19 variants detected in Libya

The Libyan National Center for Disease Control said it had detected Coronavirus samples of the South African and British variants in the country.

The National Center for Disease Control added that the team of virus experts at the reference laboratory in Misrata analyzed 32 positive test samples of Coronavirus, two of which were British variant and 15 South African variant of Covid-19.

The National Center for Disease Control said this was the first time the variant of Coronavirus was detected at the laboratory anywhere in Libya.

IT also warned that this type of Coronavirus spreads very fast, which could explain the current fast rate of infections that aggravated the epidemiological situation in Libya, including the high rate of deaths in the last weeks.

Libya has now a total of 158175 Coronavirus cases, 10830 of which are active and 2422 are dead.


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