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Senegal Detects First Case Of Omicron Variant

File picture: A healthcare employee fills a syringe with Covid-19 vaccine at a neighborhood vaccination occasion. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)


A primary case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been reported in Senegal, in a customer who was leaving the nation after a global assembly in capital Dakar, a analysis institute mentioned.

The IRESSEF well being physique mentioned late Saturday that the 58-year-old affected person arrived in Senegal by air from one other West African nation on November 22.

He had been vaccinated earlier this 12 months with the AstraZeneca and Pfizer pictures and had no signs by Saturday.

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Although the person has now been quarantined in a medical centre, he stayed at a Dakar resort and took half in an occasion with 300 individuals from totally different nations on November 24-25.

Senegal has recorded greater than 74,000 coronavirus circumstances because the pandemic started.

Launched in February, the nation’s vaccination marketing campaign has made gradual progress, with 1.3 million individuals inoculated out of a complete 17 million inhabitants.


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