Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire has expressed disappointment over the United Kingdom government’s placement of Nigeria on its red list following the detection of the Covid-19 Omicron variant.
According to the Minister, the move was ill-advised as it would have multiple impacts on commerce and disrupt activities during the Christmas and New Year festivities.
He said while it is true that Nigeria detected the Covid-19 virus on travellers from the UK, the cases have not been confirmed to be the Omicron variant.
Reiterating that the placement of countries on the red list would not help in the global fight against the pandemic, Dr. Ehanire said Nigeria is anticipating the fourth wave of the disease.
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