COVID-19 vaccines arrive Nigeria early February-Boss Mustapha
London, Jan. 26, 2021 (AltAfrica)-Now its official. Nigeria is to receive its first shipment of 100,000 COVID-19 vaccines by early February
Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary of the Government of the Federation and chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-10, announced in Abuja on Monday
Covid-19 in Nigeria shoot up again on Monday with Lagos, epicentre of the virus, taking a sharp lead. According to the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control, NCDC, the nation reported 1,430 new cases on Monday, with Lagos posting 744 cases, more than half of the national figures
According to him, the effort to access and deploy vaccines are progressing and as already announced by COVAX, the initial 100,000 doses Nigeria is expecting will now arrive in the early weeks of February.
“We wish to assure all Nigerians that the vaccines will be safe and effective when eventually it is deployed. We enjoin everyone to join in the campaign to eliminate vaccine hesitancy.
As at January 25, Nigeria had 112,996 confirmed covid cases, total tests so far were 1,270,523, while active cases were 22,834.
Nigeria has also discharged 98,359 patients and death toll stood at 1,507
1,430 new cases of #COVID19Nigeria;— NCDC (@NCDCgov) January 25, 2021
1,507 deaths pic.twitter.com/uPLDaNXA0C
In 7 days, ending Jan. 23, Nigeria conducted 58,974 tests, while cases recorded were 11,179, with a positivity of 19.0 per cent.
“Sixty-two deaths were recorded, with case fatality ratio of 0.6 per cent; active cases stood at 23,568 at 19.4 per cent.
“All these numbers represent increases from the previous seven days and we are looking at taking further public health containment measures in local government areas that are considered high burden,” he explained.