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Africa steps up Omicron variant detection as COVID-19 cases rise

Reading Time: 2 minutes African countries are stepping up measures to detect and control the spread of the Omicron variant. This became necessary as weekly new COVID-19 cases in the continent rose by 54 per cent due to an upsurge in southern Africa, said the World Health Organisation in a statement released on Thursday. According to WHO, the Omicron Read More…

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Nigerian research scientist says Omicron variant in Africa exciting news, blessing in disguise

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Nigerian research scientist has said that African innate immunities may have weakened the efficacy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Dr Jonathan Obaje, a Nigerian Research Scientist based in Singapore, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that based on preliminary clinical data coming from South Africa on the “Omicron” variant of the COVID-19 virus, African Read More…

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COVID-19: Two travellers from Nigeria, first Omicron cases in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes There are two confirmed cases of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Ottawa, the Ontario government announced Sunday. “Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and Read More…

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COVID-19: Nigeria among 8 African countries banned from entering Indonesia due to Omicron variant

Reading Time: 2 minutes Even though no Nigerian has tested positive for the new Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, they cannot enter Indonesia as from Monday. This is because Indonesia has said that it will ban the entry of travellers who have been to eight African countries including Nigeria. It will also extend quarantine times for all arrivals Read More…