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Omicron now dominating COVID-19 variant in Nigeria – WHO

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The World Health Organization (WHO) says Omicron is as of now the dominant COVID-19 variant in Nigeria.
On Thursday, the body said 30 African nations, and somewhere around 142 around the world, had recognized the strain.

The Delta variant has been reported in 42 African countries, according to the United Nations (UN) health agency.

“Omicron sequences in Cabo Verde, Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal are growing. Omicron is currently the dominant variant in both Cabo Verde and Nigeria”, it noted.

WHO Regional Director for Africa, Dr Matshidiso Moeti said early signs propose the continent’s fourth wave had been steep, brief, yet no less undermining.

North and West Africa are seeing an increase in infections; North Africa reported a 121 percent expansion over the most recent seven days.

Moeti focused on that the crucial pandemic countermeasure severely required in Africa actually stands.

“That is rapidly and significantly increasing COVID-19 vaccinations. The next wave may not be so forgiving”, the official warned.

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