An epidemiologist, Dr Adeola Oludare, says the omicron variant is spreading faster than all other variants of COVID-19.
Oludare told the News Agency of Nigeria on Tuesday that COVID-19 cases were on a steep rise around the globe ever since the Omicron variant was discovered.
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“Though Nigeria is not doing well with its diagnosis, if we choose to test our population, we should be working with communities where the virus is coming from.
“COVID-19 has given us an opportunity to embrace new working practices and has highlighted the advantages of flexible working conditions, and preventing more people from getting infected,” he said.
Oludare said if infected Nigerians had high virus loads, there was a greater likelihood they would pass it on to others, especially the unvaccinated.
She added that vaccinated people if infected, were more likely to have mild symptoms if any.
Oludare said Nigerians could help to slow the spread of COVID-19 and all its variants if they identify they are at risk.
“Let’s start the year 2022 the right way and take action to protect our health and boost our COVID-19 immunity.
“If you still need a first, second or booster dose, it’s not too late,” she advised. (NAN)