Morocco discovers new COVID-19 strain

MENA

Published: 2021-04-05 11:23

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 18:08


Morocco discovers new COVID-19 strain
Morocco discovers new COVID-19 strain

Monday, a new mutated strain of COVID-19 has been discovered in Morocco, as reported by the local media.

A member of the scientific and technical committee for managing coronavirus in Morocco Azzedine Brahimi was quoted saying "A hundred percent Moroccan genomic strain appeared in Ouarzazate."

On Facebook, Brahimi said, "This strain was only discovered in one region in Morocco ... it has no effect, whether on the spread of the virus, or on the severity of the disease after infection, or immune response."

He noted that most infections in Morocco belong to the original COVID-19 virus and the mutated variant discovered in Britain, according to Morocco Today.

The Moroccan Ministry of Health announced that the British strain has been detected in seven regions in Morocco and no other mutation has been detected in Morocco yet.