ALGIERS, 17 March 2021 – Public health officials in Algeria say they have detected cases of the COVID-19 variants first detected in the UK and in Nigeria.

Algeria has detected 13 cases of the coronavirus variant first discovered in Nigeria and seven cases of the variant first identified in the United Kingdom (UK).

Pasteur Institute Algiers - Photo Algerie Presse Service

Pasteur Institute Algiers – Photo Algerie Presse Service

Algeria Detects 20 Cases of the UK and Nigeria Variants - Photo Anadolu Agency

Algeria Detects 20 Cases of the UK and Nigeria Variants – Photo Anadolu Agency

The Algiers-based state-run research centre Pasteur Institute made the announcement Tuesday.

Eleven cases were detected in the capital, Algiers, and the other seven in one southern province and one eastern province, according to the statement.

Two more cases of the UK variant were detected in Blida province, situated close to Algiers, according to the statement.

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