Rwanda confirms six cases of Omicron Covid variant

Rwanda has confirmed six cases of the Omicron coronavirus variant.

It said the cases were detected in samples collected from travellers and their contacts, according to a statement from the health ministry.

It emphasised the need for all people aged 12 and above to get fully vaccinated and those aged 18 and above to consider getting a booster vaccine.

Rwanda has fully vaccinated about 40% of its population and recently started issuing booster shots.

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