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Covid-19 Omicron variant not from South Africa; unite and oppose claims by Europeans – Roo Dube to African counties

By Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Health Covid-19 Omicron variant not from South Africa; unite and oppose claims by Europeans – Roo Dube to African counties
DEC 4, 2021 LISTEN

Ghanaian reggae artiste, Roo Dube has called on leaders of Africa countries to unite and oppose claims by Europeans that the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) originated from South Africa.

It follows wild reports throughout the world that the new variant of the virus was first recorded in South Africa.

Unhappy with the claims that have led to some European countries refusing to receive travelers from Africa, Roo Dube has indicated that the time is now for Africans to rise against what he calls disrespect from the international community.

“They [Europeans] are saying the new variant is from South Africa but if we can remember well, it was first recorded in India. Indians travel a lot to South Africa and so certainly they brought it to Africa.

“Anytime there is a problem they don’t respect nor treat Africans fairly. Now they are saying if you are travelling from Africa you can’t go to Israel, Finland. I don’t blame them. If Africans had been united all these things won’t be happening,” Roo Dube told Modernghana News in an interview on Friday.

According to the Ghanaian reggae artiste, the Europeans have an agenda to sabotage Africa to stall the development of its countries.

He insists that despite the unfairness and disrespect meted out to Africans by the international community, Africa will still prosper.

“They can’t bring Africans done. They have always tried to sabotage Africa but with the Grace of God they won’t succeed,” Roo Dube stressed while adding, “It’s time for Africa leaders to stay united. There should be no blame games on which country recorded the first variant of Omicron.”

Ghana has since the discovery of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 recorded 34 cases. All the cases were recorded from people that entered the country through the airport.

The government and the relevant health institutions are working to ensure that beyond the importation, the new infections do not find its way into communities.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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