With the surging Covid-19 cases all around the country, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control has urged Nigerians to avoid non-essential travel. This is a safety precaution to limit the rate of the spread of the virus.
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Nigeria Centre for Disease Control officials, while speaking at a press briefing on Sunday, summarized the Covid-19 crisis in the country.
NCDC said that the rising cases have become a concern as data showed that in about 14 days, there was a report of 8,916 new cases from different parts of the country between December 5-18.
Speaking on the variant, the agency said, “The spread of COVID-19 variants of concern including the Omicron variant may lead to a surge in cases globally due to mutations which could give the SARS-CoV-2 virus a specific advantage such as increased transmissibility, possibility of more severe illness or evasion of tests currently used for the detection of COVID-19.”
The control agency has therefore called on State Governments, and individuals to tighten up precautionary measure against the spread of the virus.