NCDC says no person in Nigeria has died of COVID-19 Omicron variant

Written by on December 27, 2021

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, (NCDC), says no person in Nigeria has died of COVID-19 with the B.1.1.529 SARS-CoV-2 lineage, the Omicron variant, in the country, as the variant surges across the country.

The NCDC Director-General, Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, disclosed this to newsmen on Friday in Abuja.

Reports says the Data from the African Union (AU) shows that the Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly across the African continent.

AU’s Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said as of Thursday, that 22 countries have reported the presence of the Omicron variant.

Adetifa stressed that Nigerians should take the advisory issued by the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, adding that it would greatly reduce the effectiveness of such interventions and make it is less likely that these would prevent considerable pressure on health and care settings.

Meanwhile, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is insisting that the national booster campaign remains the main tool in the country’s arsenal for curbing the spread of Omicron.

Seun Fakorede

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