Two cases of Omicron variant reported in Canada in individuals who had traveled to Nigeria, West Africa

"Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel to Nigeria. Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and contact management and the patients are in isolation," a statement from the officials said.

Two cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in the province of Ontario, Canada, with individuals who had recently traveled to Nigeria, West Africa, officials said on Sunday.

“Today, the province of Ontario has confirmed two cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Ottawa, both of which were reported in individuals with recent travel to Nigeria. Ottawa Public Health is conducting case and contact management and the patients are in isolation,” a statement from the officials said.

Nigeria is located in West Africa, thousands of miles from southern Africa where the focus of the travel bans imposed by Canada, the United States, the European Union and others has been.

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