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Omicron: Nigeria records 54 new Covid cases

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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has announced 54 new coronavirus cases in the country.

In an update on Facebook today, the health agency also confirmed that 24 patients have recovered and been discharged.

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No fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours, as the death toll remained 2,980.

According to the update, Lagos had the bulk of the new infections with 25 followed by Oyo (11), FCT (6), Kwara (3) and Rivers (3).

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Others are Bauchi (2), Delta (2), Kano (1) and Ogun (1).

The country’s total confirmed cases increased to 214,567 while 207,427 have been discharged.

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This comes following the ban on Nigerian travellers by the United Kingdom over the Omicron variant.

Nigeria has so far confirmed three cases of the variant.

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According to the Director General of the , Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, the cases were identified through the genomics sequencing of positive cases from travellers linked to South Africa.

“In light of the most recent data, we are taking further action to slow the incursion of the Omicron variant. From 4am on Monday, only UK/Irish citizens and residents travelling from Nigeria will be allowed entry and must isolate in a managed quarantine facility,” UK’s Secretary of State for Health, Sajid Javid, said.

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“And from 4am on Tuesday, anyone travelling to the UK from countries not on the Red List will be required to take a pre-departure test, regardless of their vaccination status.

“Vaccines remain our first line of defence— the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Please get vaccinated or #GetBoosted as soon as you can.”

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Indonesia and Canada have also banned Nigerian travellers.

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