Omicron Varriant: NCDC Confirmed Three New Cases
Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, confirmed three more Covid-19 Omicron Varriant cases in Nigeria.
Following the recent three cases recorded on the 1st of December, three more cases have been confirmed.
The statement released on tuesday, disclosing the total detected cases of the Omicron Varriant to be six.
All the patience detected with the Omicron Varriant have recent travel history to South Africa, as the statement disclosed.
The statement continue:
“The NCDC through the National Reference Laboratory (NRL) continues to coordinate genomic surveillance activities across the country to sequence all positive COVID-19 samples from international travellers arriving in Nigeria,”
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“This includes sequencing of positive samples from international travellers from October 2021 to date.
“The Delta variant remains the dominant variant and so far, we have not seen the replacement of this variant by the new Omicron variant as observed elsewhere”
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The statement added:
“The Omicron variant is a source of global concern because of its increased risk of transmissibility and its potential to escape protective immune responses induced by natural infection and/or vaccination.
“Taken together, and if true, the Omicron variant can significantly change the current global COVID-19 epidemiology.
“There is currently no evidence of generalised or community transmission of this variant in Nigeria.
“However, the NCDC will continue coordinating and implementing genomic surveillance activities in-country to keep Nigerians reliably informed about existing variants.
“The Omicron and indeed other variants that may arise based on national data and emerging global evidence.”
With the global struggles of the omicron Varriant, Nigeria also apeeared in the red list of travel ban in some countries, including UK.
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