Two cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant have been confirmed in Nigeria by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
The two cases were detected by genome sequencing, according to a statement signed by NCDC Director-General Dr Ifedayo Adetifa.
The instances were discovered in two travellers who entered the nation from South Africa, according to Adetifa, who added that the patients were asymptomatic and contact tracing had begun.
“Genomic sequencing of positive cases from standard day two testing for travelers to Nigeria found two cases of the Omicron variation among South Africans who arrived in Nigeria last week.”
He continued, “Retrospective sequencing of previously confirmed cases among passengers to Nigeria also detected the omicron variation among samples collected in October 2021.”