Omicron Virus: FG plans to ban travel from South Africa. The federal government of Nigeria has been advised to ban travels from south Africa as a result of the Omicron Virus.
The Omicron Virus has been reported as the most troubling COVID 19 category variants. Renowned virologists has advised the federal government to make a quick move to address the B.1.1.529 strain of covid 19. The variant was first discovered in south Africa.
In an interview with pulse, it was made known that the virologists, which includes the Chairman, Expert Review Committee on COVID-19, Prof Oyewale Tomori; ex-National Chairman of the Association of Public Health Physicians of Nigeria, Prof Tanimola Akande; and a Professor of Medical Virology at the University of Maiduguri, Prof Marycelin Baba, has warned Nigerians of the possibilities of going into the firm grip of the fourth wave of covid 19 as New year and Christmas season approaches.
Major Concern on the new COVID-19 strain, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday, November 26, 2021, has named the disease Omicron Variant and has declared it to be a “variant of concern.”
The Federal Government already has policies and guidelines on travel restrictions and the issue of health security.
Ever Since COVID-19 came to Nigeria on February 2020, the country has recorded about four strains of the infection, with over 213,000 cases and about 3,000 associated fatalities.
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