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Travellers from Nigeria test positive for Omicron in Canada


Two people that returned to Canada from Nigeria have tested positive for the new Omicron COVID-19 variant.

Announcing in a joint statement on Sunday, Christine Elliott, Ontario Health minister and Kieran Moore, the state’s chief medical officer of health, disclosed that the patients are isolated, adding that the province public health is already conducting case and contact management.

Officials boasted that the state was ready and prepared to tackle the new worrisome variant of the virus.

“Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel from Nigeria. Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and contact management, and the patients are in isolation,” the joint statement by the health officials said.

“Ontario is prepared and ready to respond to this new variant,” the officials added. Continue Reading


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