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FG Says COVID-19 Vaccines May Not Arrive Quickly



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The federal government has warned Nigerians against being complacent in containing the COVID-19 pandemic as vaccines may not arrive in the country quickly.

This was made known by the Minister of State for Health, Olorunnimbe Mamora, during a briefing of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on Thursday.

Mamora, who was represented by the Director, Hospital Services, Federal Ministry of Health, Dr. Adebimpe Adebiyi, said the government was working very hard to get the approved vaccines.

He said: “We need to be alive to get the vaccines when they come. I have brought this up to underscore the importance of compliance with non-pharmaceutical measures as advised to reduce transmission.

“The Federal Government is determined to ensure morbidity due to COVID-19 is reduced to the barest minimum while improving on the fatality rate.”

Meanwhile, the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Thursday had a meeting with Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Gov. Sanwo-Olu while speaking with State House Correspondents disclosed how the Lagos State government is managing the second wave of COVID-19 in the state.

The Lagos Governor also revealed how it’s administration is trying to rebuild the infrastructure destroyed during the #EndSARS protests.

He further stated that Lagos State remains the epicentre of the virus while noting that the second wave appears more infectious than the first.

According to him, more patients in the state are in need of oxygen, hence the decision of his government to build 10 oxygen tents.

Source: Naija News