The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has affirmed that instances of the Omicron variation of the Covid (Covid-19) have been recorded in Ghana on November 21.
The affirmation was made by the Director General of the GHS, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye in Accra on Wednesday December 1.
“There is the emergence of the new variant and I must say, through the robust testing at the Kotoka International Airport, Ghana has detected the Omicron variant already and the cases have come mainly from Nigeria and South Africa. The very first case that was detected during our sequencing was on the 21 of November”, Dr Patrick Kumah Aboagye told pressmen.
The new variation, as per the GHS, has not yet been distinguished in the communities. Notwithstanding, Dr. Kumah Aboagye referenced there is the capability of a local area spread “if someone has omicron and it’s incubating it will not be detected at the airport”.
He said all should hold fast to all the Covid-19 conventions particularly as the merry season approaches and more visited are normal.
The World Health Organization has considered Omicron a “variation of concern” and on Monday cautioned that the worldwide dangers presented by it were “exceptionally high” in spite of what authorities portrayed as a large number of vulnerabilities. Cases have been distinguished in 20 nations up until this point, including Britain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands. Despite the fact that Omicron has not yet been recognized in the United States, specialists say it is inevitable before the variant appears.