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FG Says Nigeria Expecting Confirmation On COVID-19 Vaccine Arrival

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has stated that it is expecting final confirmation from Covax Initiative on when the country will receive its COVID-19 vaccine.

Naija News reports that this was made known by the Executive Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), Dr Faisal Shuaib, during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Friday.

He said: “We’re expecting final confirmation soon from Covax on when our first doses will arrive through the programme.

“In parallel, we’re speaking to both the African Union and manufacturers to get the doses we need.”

Speaking further, Faisal Shuaib said the country is expected to take delivery of its first COVID-19 vaccine doses in February, with health workers, top government officials and vulnerable people to be given priority.

He noted that the first batch would be enough for a maximum of 50,000 people, equivalent to about 0.00025 per cent of the country’s population.

Recall the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has reported one thousand nine hundred and sixty-four (1964) new cases of COVID-19 disease in Nigeria.

The new disturbing figures of the dreaded virus was announced on Thursday night, January 21 on the official Twitter account of the disease control agency, Naija News reports.

This brings the overall number of the novel virus in Nigeria to 116,655 with a total of 93,646 people discharged while death claimed 1,485 people.

So far, 1,485 people have died of the killer virus since its outbreak in Nigeria in February 2020.

 

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.