Ghana has recorded its first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant, Dr. Patrick Kuma-Aboagye, Director-General, Ghana Health Service, has said.
He said the variant was detected in passengers who arrived at the Kotoka International Airport from Nigeria and South Africa on 21st November, 2021.
He however noted that the new variant has not yet entered the community.
“The Omicron variant of the COVID-19 disease has been found at the Kotoka International Airport. The good thing is that in the community test done so far, we have not seen any Omicron within the community of Ghana.
“But the danger is that if someone has the Omicron, and it is incubating, it will not be found at the airport,” Dr Kuma-Aboagye added.
The Omicron variant was first detected by South African Scientists in South Africa.