NaCOVERC has revealed to the public that it has been monitoring report of the spread of the new variant of COVID-19 called OMICRON.

NaCOVERC explained that the country has not detected or reported any case of the new variant in the country, stating that neighboring countries like Nigeria and Ghana have detected the new variant.

NaCOVERC  mentioned that the new variant has been detected largely in South Africa, Europe and in other countries.

NaCOVERC noted that Sierra Leone is vulnerable to the importation of the new variant in the country due to the massive inflow of people into the country, adding that NaCOVERC is working towards preventing the importation of the new variant.

NaCOVERC warned that everybody should take personal responsibility for their safety. NaCOVERC also encouraged people above 18yars t take the COVID-19 vaccine.