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Ghana says 34 samples from returning travellers test positive for Omicron

Ghana says 34 samples from returning travellers test positive for Omicron

GHANA detected the Omicron coronavirus variant in 34 samples from travellers who returned to the country from November 21-25, according to data from the state institute responsible for coronavirus testing. The health ministry on Wednesday announced it had detected the country's first imported cases of the variant, but did not say how many cases had been identified. A graphic released by the Noguchi research institute on Thursday said it had checked 120 samples from returning travellers and found 34 that were positive for the variant. It gave no further details about the travellers that were tested. "These are the first…
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Nearly 200 at school in Nigeria’s Lagos test positive for COVID-19

Nearly 200 at school in Nigeria’s Lagos test positive for COVID-19

A total of 181 students and staff at a private boarding school in the Nigerian capital Lagos have tested positive for coronavirus, according to state health authorities. Authorities said there had been a "minor but significant" outbreak among the 441 staff and students at the school in the suburb of Lekki and said most of the now-quarantined positive cases were asymptomatic. Lagos State Commissioner for Health Akin Abayomi said in a statement posted on Twitter that the cases came to light after a 14-year-old girl fell sick on October 3. She tested positive for COVID-19 on October 6, prompting state…
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Tokyo 2020 chief doesn’t rule out cancelling Games

Tokyo 2020 chief doesn’t rule out cancelling Games

JUN-MIN PARK and SAKURA MURAKAMI THE chief of the Tokyo 2020 organising committee has not ruled out cancelling the Olympics if COVID-19 cases spiked, as more athletes tested positive for the virus and sponsors ditched plans to attend Friday's opening ceremony. Asked at a news conference if the global sporting showpiece might still be cancelled, Toshiro Muto said he would keep an eye on infection numbers and liaise with other organisers if necessary. "We will continue discussions if there is a spike in cases," said Muto. "We have agreed that based on the coronavirus situation, we will convene five-party talks…
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