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Kenya records first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant

Kenya has detected the first case of Covid-19 Omicron variant, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe has announced.

The Omicron variant is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

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“We’ve detected Omicron among travellers and it’s just a matter of time before it becomes the dominant variant across the globe, I have no doubt about it

“However, no local case has been reported. It’s spreading very fast but the saving grace is, its not severe,” the CS said.

It was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on November 24.

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The World Health Organization (WHO) designated it as a variant of concern and named it “Omicron”, the fifteenth letter in the Greek alphabet.

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