The World Health Organization, WHO, in its recent update on the fight against poliovirus across countries of the world has revealed that only two countries are left with cases of the long devastating disease.
Naija News reported earlier that Nigeria has been declared free of the crippling disease that yearly affects children between 0-5 years old.
In the same development, the health organisation declared Cameroon free of poliovirus while it named two countries still affected with the disease. According to the UN health agency, Afghanistan and Pakistan are now the only nations still affected the wild virus.
However, the agency is expected following the report to formally present Nigeria with a certificate, and as well declare Africa free of polio.
Naija News understands that for a nation to be announced free of the polio disease, it must ensure high immunisation coverage and prove there have been no transmissions for at least three consecutive years.
Meanwhile, the federal government of Nigeria has revealed why it relaxed the lockdown that lasted about two months.
Speaking today during a media briefing by Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19, the coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu explained that the Government too the decision because the economy was collapsing.
Source: Naija News