Morocco detects 1st case of Omicron COVID-19 variant

Source: Xinhua| 2021-12-15 22:46:02|Editor: huaxia

RABAT, Dec. 15 (Xinhua) -- Morocco announced on Wednesday the detection of its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.

The infected case is a woman living in Casablanca, the health ministry said in a statement.

Morocco has so far vaccinated over 70 percent of its targeted population, but vaccine hesitancy seems to be going up since November.

A total of 24,475,639 people have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 22,797,887 who have received two doses, and 2,099,402 who have received the third booster dose.

The North African country launched a nationwide vaccination campaign on Jan. 28 after the arrival of the first shipment of China's Sinopharm vaccines. Enditem

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