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COVID-19: Ministry of Health confirms circulation of the English variant in Cabo Verde

Praia, Mar 2 (Inforpress) – The president of the INSP, Maria da Luz Lima, said Monday that the English variant of SARS-CoV-2 is circulating in Cabo Verde and considered “worrying” the confirmation of this variant in the country due to its high contamination rate.

The finding of the president of the National Institute of Public Health (INSP) was made during the usual press conference on the evolution of the epidemiological situation in the country, held in the City of Praia.

According to her, with the World Health Organization suppport, 77 samples collected from all the islands of the archipelago, corresponding to December, January and February, were recently sent to the laboratory in Dakar, Senegal.

“From the results arrived, they identified that most of the circulating virus in the country is from Western Europe and 24 samples were sequenced in this first phase and of these two were of the English variant,” she said.

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