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Province Reports Two Omicron COVID-19 cases

Both cases detected in Ottawa in people who had recently returned from Nigeria.

Ontario is reporting its first two cases of Omicron, a new concerning COVID-19 variant. 

Health Minister Christine Elliott confirmed the news, saying the cases are in Ottawa. 


The pair had recently returned from trips to Nigeria. 

Officials say the individuals are in self isolation, and Ottawa Public Health is "conducting case and contact management."

Last week, the federal government banned visitors from seven southern Africa countries, but Nigeria wasn't one of them. 

The province is urging the federal government to take further steps, including point-of-arrival testing for all travelers regardless of where they are coming from. 



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