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COVID: Omicron, Delta Variants increase positive cases in Nigeria by 500% in two Weeks – NCDC

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...We must find home-grown cure for COVID-19 – FG

NIGERIA Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), yesterday, said the country recorded a 500 per cent increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last two weeks due to Delta and Omicron variants.

  To this end, NCDC has launched its yuletide season campaign tagged: #CelebrateResponsibly as part of the #TakeResponsibility campaign which began in February 2020.

  Director-General of NCDC, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa stated this while explaining that #CelebrateResponsibly focuses specifically on measures Nigerians need to take to protect themselves and loved ones from COVID-19 during the festive period, declaring that the country is now in the fourth COVID-19 wave.

  Meanwhile, Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, as the scourge of COVID-19 continues to unsettle the country and the global community, has promised that Nigeria must find a home-grown cure for the dreaded virus in no distance future.

  It will be recalled that as at December 19, a total of 223,887 cases and 2,985 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria in the 36 states and the FCT.

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