Ministry of health officials in Kenya have confirmed the first cases of the omicron Covid-19 variant in the country.
Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe says 3 air passengers are positive and are currently isolated.
“We have detected the Omicron virus among the Travellers and it will be dominant across the globe,” CS Kagwe said.
Speaking during a consultative meeting with the Council of Governors at the Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort, Kagwe warned that the variant was highly virulent and infectious.
“We are carrying out sequencing to see it’s spread. We expect it to become the dominant variant globally. We should all get vaccinated. Those vaccinated are not getting severe sickness,” he added.