Sunday , April 18 2021

The British version affected seven regions of the Kingdom

Since the onset of the SARS-CoV2 epidemic, thousands of variants have been circulating, and others will appear. The appearance of these variants over time is a natural process in the history of viruses associated with the way these microorganisms multiply, the health ministry explained in a press release issued Saturday night.

Subsequently, the Authority recalls that the Covid genome monitoring device set up by the health authorities made it possible to detect and confirm the circulation of the British version and its spread in 7 regions of the Kingdom, stating that the complete genome sequence confirmed the presence of signature mutations of the version; To date, 89 strains of B.1.1.7 (British variant) have been assigned, and no other administrative variants (VOCs) have been confirmed in Morocco. However, the Ministry did not list the regions concerned.

In addition, the same source added that in addition to specific mutations of the detected variants, new mutations are regularly detected, but without clinical or epidemiological impact, and noted that this viral dynamics is observed worldwide.

Nevertheless, the Authority confirms that the National Consortium for Genomic Guard SARS-CoV2 will continue to inform the health authorities about the genetic development of Covid strains circulating in Morocco and about the possible presence of an indigenous version with a health impact.

However, facing the dynamics of the circulation of the British version in Morocco, the Ministry of Health calls on all citizens to respect health measures to limit the spread of the virus in the community.

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