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Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron among travellers from South Africa

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By Reuters
Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron among travellers from South Africa
Nigeria confirms first cases of Omicron among travellers from South Africa   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

– Nigeria has 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 identified the Delta variant among a sample collected in October.

(Nigeria Centre for Disease Control officially corrects to say variant detected in October sample Delta (not Omicron))