Omicron Variant not yet Detected in Nigeria ~NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Monday confirmed that the new COVID-19 variant, Omicron, was yet to be detected in Nigeria as at Sunday, 28th November, 2021.

Meanwhile, the Centre said it will continue to coordinate genomic surveillance and other activities required for the detection of variants through its National Reference Laboratory (NRL).

NCDC Director General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, in a statement on Monday, said, while Omicron variant has so far not been detected in Nigeria, a number of cases have now been reported in the UK, Israel, Botswana, Hong Kong, Germany, Belgium, Italy among others.

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