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COVID-19: Ghana Records First 2 Cases Of Omicron Variant

The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has confirmed that the country has recorded its first 2 cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on November 21. The news was made public and confirmed by the Director General of the Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Aboagye in Accra on Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

“There is the emergence of the new variant and I must say, through the robust testing at the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana has detected the Omicron variant already and the cases have come mainly from Nigeria and South Africa. The very first case that was detected during our sequencing was on the 21 of November”, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye told the press.

The Covid-19 new variant, Omicron, according to the Director General of Ghana Health Service, Dr. Patrick Kumah Patrick, has not been detected in our communities as at now, he however did not hide the fact that we face the danger of the new variant crossing over into our communities, pointing out that,  “if someone has omicron and it’s incubating it will not be detected at the airport”.

He therefore cautioned the general public that we continue to adhere to all Covid-19 protocols to ensure our safety and that of others.

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