. In Case You Missed It- Nigeria detects an omicron case from weeks before it was first reported in S. Africa « JO LEE MAGAZINE

NPR – Nigeria has detected its first case of the omicron coronavirus variant in a sample it collected in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world about the variant last week, the country’s national public health institute said Wednesday. It is the first West African country that has recorded the omicron variant since scientists in southern Africa detected and reported it and adds to a list of nearly 20 countries where the variant has been recorded, triggering travel bans across the world. Genomic sequencing of positive cases of COVID-19 among incoming international travelers has confirmed an omicron case dating back to October.

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