The Nigeria Centre for Illness Preserve a watch on, NCDC, has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant in the nation.
An announcement signed by the NCDC Director-Overall, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa acknowledged the two cases were found by genomic sequencing.
Adetifa acknowledged the cases were detected in two passengers who came into the nation from South Africa, along with the sufferers were asymptomatic and phone tracing had begun.
”Genomic sequencing of sure cases from routine day two sorting out for travellers to Nigeria identified two cases of Omicron variant amongst travellers from South Africa who arrived in Nigeria final week.
“Retrospective sequencing of beforehand confirmed cases amongst travelers to Nigeria also identified the omicron variant amongst samples serene in October 2021”, he added.