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BREAKING: NCDC reports three new cases of Omicron variant

The Nigeria Center for Disease Control on Tuesday evening declared that three extra instances of the Omicron variation have been accounted for.

The new cases bring the complete of the as of late found variation of the COVID-19 infection in Nigeria to six.

The PUNCH reports that the Omicron variation, which was first detailed by South Africa, has been assigned a ‘variation of worry’ by the World Health Organization.

However the worldwide wellbeing body says it is as yet dispatching examinations concerning the new strain, a few nations like the United Kingdom, Singapore, Canada among others have given travel limitations into their domains.

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The NCDC in the assertion endorsed by the Director-General, Ifedayo Adetifa further clarified that the three extra cases were distinguished in travelers connected to South Africa in November.

The assertion mostly peruses, “The Nigeria Center for Disease Control has affirmed three additional instances of COVID-19 with the B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 heredity, i.e., the Omicron variation, in Nigeria.

“Notwithstanding the three cases declared before on first December 2021, this brings the absolute number of affirmed instances of the Omicron variation recognized in Nigeria to six. All the Omicron cases up to this point were recognized in people with ongoing travel history to South Africa in November.

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“The NCDC through the National Reference Laboratory keeps on planning genomic observation exercises the nation over to arrangement all sure COVID-19 examples from global explorers showing up in Nigeria. This incorporates sequencing of positive examples from worldwide explorers from October 2021 to date.

“The Delta variation stays the prevailing variation thus far, we have not seen the substitution of this variation by the new Omicron variation as noticed somewhere else.”

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