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Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Mrchippychappy(m): 4:38pm On Dec 01, 2021
Omicron Covid appeared in Nigeria in OCTOBER - weeks before South Africa announced discovery of variant, new tests reveal

Nigeria found first cases of Omicron Covid today in travellers from South Africa
But health chief said retroactive testing had found an earlier case in October
If confirmed it would be the earliest-known Omicron infection, meaning the virus was in circulation undetected for weeks before South Africa identified it
Comes after Dutch scientists also found case that pre-dates Omicron's discovery

Nigeria has confirmed its first cases of Omicron Covid and revealed it was in the country in October, weeks before South Africa alerted the world to its existence.

Three Omicron cases were detected in travellers who arrived in Nigeria from South Africa within the past week, the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control said today.

But Dr Ifedayo Adetifa, the agency's director, added that retroactive testing of Covid samples collected in recent weeks had identified another case of Omicron dating back to October.


It means that Omicron - designated a 'variant of concern' by the WHO and believed to be the most-infectious form of Covid yet found - was likely circulating undetected for weeks before first being identified.

The discovery comes just a day after after Dutch health authorities said they also found a case of Omicron in a sample collected on November 19, four days before South Africa sounded the alarm.

If confirmed, the Nigerian case would be the earliest-known Omicron infection - rewriting the timeline of the variant's origins.

However, it does not necessarily mean the variant emerged in Nigeria because it is unclear how or why the sample was collected. Dr Adetifa did not give details.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10262197/Omicron-Covid-Nigeria-says-case-new-variant-dates-October.html

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Mrchippychappy(m): 4:40pm On Dec 01, 2021
This country na wa.

Una go use una hand spoil country name finish and then turn around to accuse the innocent youths of being responsible for the bad name the country has!

All this miracle discovery just so dey can take their begging bowl to USA, EU and WHO to beg for funds to "combat" the spread of Omicron.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Jpolgar(m): 4:44pm On Dec 01, 2021
Please can anyone enlighten me on how these variants are detected? Abi no be the same PCR test? The one that CDC admits cannot differentiate between covid & the common flu? Please anyone who knows should inform me.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Kingzy4pep(m): 4:44pm On Dec 01, 2021
Is this Doctor not a fool? He probably thinks there's a prize for who discovers it first.

If you even check properly, this omicron didn't start in SA.
The westerners are just masturbating on this discovery by barning flights from most African nations because we aren't buying the idea of vaccination.
South Africans too go talk sef. If na Europeans, them go chill.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Ammishaddai: 4:45pm On Dec 01, 2021
Mrchippychappy:
This country na wa.

Una go use una hand spoil country name finish and then turn around to accuse the innocent youths of being responsible for the bad name the country has!

All this miracle discovery just so dey can take their begging bowl to USA, EU and WHO to beg for funds to "combat" the spread of Omicron.

Bros ,sense no go kill you . These people are just shamelessly pushing a money-making agenda that's aimed at blacklisting Africa and forcing us to take untested vaccines that haven't completed standard pre-clinical trials. But God wey stop the first wave go surprise them this second time . Useless people

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by otokx(m): 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2021
They have come again.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Prosperous111(m): 4:49pm On Dec 01, 2021
Awon oloriburuku gbogbo sad

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by NwaNimo1(m): 10:03pm On Dec 01, 2021

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by affable4(m): 10:04pm On Dec 01, 2021
Please, I beg you all to tone this down.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Lanrextop23333(m): 10:04pm On Dec 01, 2021
Buhari won't close border now ooo

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Stevenson20: 10:04pm On Dec 01, 2021
Una dey deceive unasef. The virus only exist overseas, Nigerian cannot be fooled the second time with this bullshit virus.


Even if it exists, we might have even contacted it and get over with it as we do with malaria and typhoid. We have strong immune system coupled with the hardship we have been experiencing since we were born.

Una second phaze of looting with this Omicron bullshit won't work.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by corlin2(m): 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
If dem like Make dem discover Macroni ,
Fo-lish people

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by funmike83(f): 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
Hmmm,

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by bluefilm: 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
Wow!

That's such a great news.
Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Jobola1: 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
How come Nigeria ended up with the most foolish head for the centre for disease control?

This idiot thinks there is a Nobel prize for first place.

Has he totally lost his damn mind? I would sack this mofo faster than a heartbeat.

Nigerians r treated bad when traveling and this good for nothing brain dead person just added Omicron to the unending list of our problems.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by omoadeleye(m): 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
So that means another new set of vaccines will be administered ba?
Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by PrimeWatermark: 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
These guys have no shame!! What sort of cheap lie is this?

You want to go and collect WHO relief fund at the expense of the country's image. Now, they will blacklist us but you guys don't give a fvck as long as you get the money.

I don't know what to type anymore, it's a hopeless case.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Ahmed4002(m): 10:05pm On Dec 01, 2021
So why announcing to the world now.

Banned loading for flight from Nigeria.

Mumu people

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Badonasty(m): 10:06pm On Dec 01, 2021
Lol....photo!
Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by BKayy: 10:06pm On Dec 01, 2021
Naija wan cash out from UN as usual

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by slimanyd: 10:07pm On Dec 01, 2021
Now that uve told the while world. Come and take ya biscuits. Awon olofo

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Franking: 10:07pm On Dec 01, 2021
Naija will always carry first in bad things. Imagine not a single stadium in Nigeria has electronic hoardings around the pitch. In this day and age we still use wood.

Tufia.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by ignis: 10:08pm On Dec 01, 2021
Cash out time.
Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Mshelia01: 10:08pm On Dec 01, 2021
Seems they want do Christmas cash out

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by cucumbar: 10:10pm On Dec 01, 2021
Abeg, what’s the prize for the country wey e first appear?

What a bastard country. Always wanting to be first in bad bad things.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Franking: 10:10pm On Dec 01, 2021
Travel ban loading. Nothing concern me sha. Where I wan travel go?

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Aderupoko2: 10:10pm On Dec 01, 2021
These people just no want anybody to Japa from this country, but God go surprise them wink

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by FuckDModz: 10:11pm On Dec 01, 2021
Scamdemic

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Bastard1stborn: 10:11pm On Dec 01, 2021
Koni dafun eni to sobe. Why are you people do heartless and comfortable with white lies?

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by IPIGSRHYPO: 10:12pm On Dec 01, 2021
[quote author=Mrchippychappy post=108121124]This country na wa.

Una go use una hand spoil country name finish and then turn around to accuse the innocent youths of being responsible for the bad name the country has!

All this miracle discovery just so dey can take their begging bowl to USA, EU and WHO to beg for funds to "combat" the spread of Omicron.

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Nobody: 10:14pm On Dec 01, 2021
Mrchippychappy:


Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10262197/Omicron-Covid-Nigeria-says-case-new-variant-dates-October.html
Cc Golan007

Hope you can see for yourself now? When we were saying FG is only after the emergency Covid-19 funds from EU, WHO and USA, you said how can we be thinking like that.

How can Nigeria say they discovered the Omicron Covid-19 variant weeks before SA raised an alarm?

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Re: Omicron COVID Appeared In Nigeria In October - Weeks Before South Africa by Banter1(m): 10:15pm On Dec 01, 2021
Funny people. Keep looting the country.

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