Proactive measures are in place to prevent entry of new COVID variant into the country— PHS
The officer-in-charge of port health services (PHS) at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Omede Ogu has said proactive measures have been taken to prevent the new COVID-19 variant from slipping into the country.
Ogu gave the assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Friday, August 25.
Recall that the United Kingdom detected its first case of the new COVID-19 variant, BA.2.86, on August 18, and said the strain had also been identified in Israel, Denmark and the US.
Ogu said information on the new variant had been placed on the port health services emergency platform, while other agencies at the airport had also been informed about it.
Our mandate is health safety and security at the point of entry and it covers both routine and emergency situations.