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NCDC Confirms 2 Cases of Omicron Variant in Nigeria

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control on Wednesday morning confirmed the first case of the Omicron variant in the country.

This was contained in a press release by the centre and signed by the Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa.

Omicron variant, a new strain of the coronavirus disease, was reported by South Africa and first detected in Botswana.

Following the discovery, countries such as the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Israel among others placed travel bans on southern African countries.

FRCN, Abuja

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