Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron among travellers from South Africa


Reuters | Abuja | Updated: 01-12-2021 11:52 IST | Created: 01-12-2021 11:48 IST
Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron among travellers from South Africa
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Nigeria confirmed its first cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant among two travellers who arrived from South Africa last week, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said on Wednesday.

The NCDC said retrospective sequencing of previously confirmed cases among travellers to Nigeria had also identified the variant among a sample collected in October.

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