COVID-19: 1st Case Of Omicron Variant Found In Nigeria

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA, Lagos


Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed Nigeria’s first case of Omicron variant of Novel Coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Omicron is also known as B.1.1.529 lineage.
NCDC advised State governments in the country that given the highly likely increased transmibility of Omicron variant, it is imperative to put in place measures to curb community transmission.
The federal government disease control institute recommended that states should ensure sample collections and testing.
It warned the general public that the virus is more likely to spread where people gather and do not adhere to public health measures for prevention.
“We strongly urge Nigerians to only share information from trusted sources including NCDC and the Federal Ministry of Health. Our safety as a country depends on our collective responsibility,” the national disease control agency wrote.

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