Covid-19: Omicron variant increases to 34 cases – Noguchi

Headlines Covid-19: Omicron variant increases to 34 cases – Noguchi
DEC 2, 2021 LISTEN

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research has urged the general public to continue to adhere to all covid-19 safety protocols.

This was after recording 34 cases of omicron variant in sequenced samples that were taken from 120 returning travelers collected between November 21 and November 25, 2021.

The discovery comes after the Ghana Health Service told the media that Ghana has so far recorded its first two cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant.

The Acting Director of the Ghana Infectious Disease Centre Dr Joseph Oliver-Commey said if the government plans to achieve herd immunity during the Christmas festivities, it will have to intensify public education and sensitisation on the need for vaccination against covid-19.

With the fear of the country entering a fourth wave of Covid-19 and a possible surge in cases after the yuletide, the ministry of health has declared December a month of Covid-19 vaccination.

Persons who are not vaccinated will be denied entry into places such as sports stadiums, restaurants, beaches among others.

About 3,493,688 Ghanaians have been vaccinated so far.

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