BREAKING: NCDC Announces 49 Omicron COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria

BREAKING: NCDC Announces 49 Omicron COVID-19 Cases in Nigeria

  • The number of Omicron COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 49, as of Tuesday, December 21, the NCDC has announced
  • The first three cases of the new COVID-19 variant in Nigeria were announced by the agency on Wednesday, December 1
  • Omicron has been designated as a "variant of concern" by the World Health Organisation (WHO), with world leaders urged to decisively contain its spread

FCT, Abuja - The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says Nigeria has recorded a total of 49 cases of the Omicron COVID variant as of Tuesday, December 21.

The agency disclosed this during a media briefing on Friday, December 24, The Cable reported.

Coronavirus: Nigeria Records 49 Omicron COVID-19 cases
Cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant have hit 49 in Nigeria, according to the NCDC. Photo credit: Nigeria Centre for Disease Control
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According to the agency, 13,758 sequences had been uploaded on GISAID, a global epidemic database, as of Monday, December 20. recalls that the NCDC had on Wednesday, December 1, recorded the first three cases of the new variant in Nigeria.

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Days later, three additional cases were recorded.

The index case of Omicron was detected in South Africa and the World Health Organisation (WHO) had subsequently designated Omicron as a “variant of concern”, calling on global leaders to take action to contain its spread.

COVID-19 is not politically motivated, it is real, Pastor Kumuyi tells Nigerians

Meanwhile, the General Superintendent, Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi on Tuesday, December 21, told Nigerians that the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic is not politically motivated but real.

Kumuyi made this known while answering questions at a news conference to officially flag off the church’s 6-day crusade.

The cleric said from his observation, the pandemic is real and not a politically arranged something as is being speculated in some quarters.

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In another report, Lagos state, the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country is lamenting the absence of Moderna vaccines.

The state government admitted that the Moderna vaccine is not available at all the vaccination centres in the state and begged the public to understand.

Nigeria recorded 4,035 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, December 22, which represents the highest daily number of cases ever recorded in the country in recent times, with Lagos leading with 3,393 new cases.


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