• December 7, 2021
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Just In: Uganda confirms 9 cases of Omicron variant

Just In: Uganda confirms 9 cases of Omicron variant
Uganda has confirmed nine cases of Omicron variant of COVID19 in the country.

This has been confirmed by the Uganda virus research institute saying the virus was detected from the tests done on travelers who arrived a few days ago.

According to a report from the Uganda Virus Research Institute, the first time detection of the Omicron variant were from samples from travelers arriving in the country through Entebbe International Airport.

The institute revealed that all the travelers arrived from Nigeria, United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Netherlands aboard Ethiopian Airways, Uganda Airlines, Kenya Airlines and Airlink on November 29th 2021.

The Institute’s Executive Director Prof Pontiano Kaleebu has meanwhile revealed that the confirmed cases are already in the community and the Health Ministry has embarked on dressing them and their contacts.

The omicron was first identified in Botswana and South Africa, it has prompted concern among scientists and public health officials because of an unusually high number of mutations that have the potential to make the virus more transmissible & less susceptible to existing vaccines.

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