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BREAKING: NCDC confirms two cases of Omicron variant in Nigeria

Written by on December 1, 2021

The news broke in the early hours from the social media page of NCDC awhile ago and here’s what it says:

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Through case and genomic surveillance at the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control through its National Reference Laboratory, Nigeria confirmed it’s first case of the Omicron variant, also known as the B.1.1.529 lineage.

Samples obtained for the stipulated day two test for all travelers to Nigeria were positive for this variant in three persons with history of travel to South Africa.

Read more: NCDC’s Website

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