The UN health agency on Thursday said 30 African countries – and at least 142 worldwide – had detected the Omicron variant.
The WHO Director General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, revealed this told newsmen at the agency’s Headquarters in Geneva.
“This decision was taken in order for there to be coherence between national measures and the president’s international agenda, and in order not to expose troops,” Macron’s office said.
Omicron is spreading rapidly in countries with high levels of population immunity, but it is unclear if this is due to the virus’ ability to evade immunity, its inherent increased transmissibility or a combination of both, the WHO said in an update.
The government’s position was noted by the Director of Public Affairs, Federal Ministry of Aviation, Dr. James Odaudu.
Earlier, Raab had told Sky News that there were at least 250 people with Omicron in the hospital.
“At the moment, Omicron is still rare in Europe,” Richard Neher, head of the Evolution of Viruses and Bacteria research group at the University of Basel, said on Monday in an interview published on the university’s website on Monday.
Abayomi said this at the ongoing National Summit on COVID-19 organised by the Presidential Steering Committee.
The new variant has led to travel restrictions being introduced by some countries for several African nations.
Adesina said this through his verified Twitter handle: @akin_adesina, urging western countries to lift the travel ban.
It said the UK’s decision was “unfair, unjust, punitive and discriminatory because it does not follow science.”
The Chairman of the PSC, Boss Mustapha, said this in a statement made available to the press on Friday in Abuja.
This was revealed in a statement in the early hours of Wednesday by the Director-General of the NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa
The Researcher and former Vice President of Nigeria in Diaspora, Singapore, said this on Tuesday in a telephone interview.
Major European stock markets fell around 1.5 per cent in early trade, Tokyo’s Nikkei index closed down 1.6 per cent.
The call was sequel to a unanimous adoption of a motion by Danchung Bagos (PDP-Plateau) at plenary on Tuesday.