The Federal Government will on Monday obtain greater than 4 million doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines, the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) stated on Sunday.
NPHCDA Executive Director/ CEO, Dr. Faisal Shuaib, in a memo issued to journalists in Abuja, stated the consignment is a donation from the American authorities.
The anticipated cargo would be the largest of vaccines acquired for the reason that nationwide COVID-19 vaccination marketing campaign began in March this 12 months.
Nigeria has run out of COVID-19 vaccines after an preliminary 4 million doses of AstraZeneca, acquired from the COVAX facility had been utilized three weeks in the past.
This comes days after Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 (PSC) known as for strict compliance to the COVID-19 protocols within the conduct of all political occasions within the nation.
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In a communique issued on Friday, the PSC Chairman and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, stated the decision adopted current affirmation of extra instances of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in a number of states and the continued rising variety of infections and hospitalization throughout the nation.
He warned all political events, State governments, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and State Independent Electoral Commissions (SIEC) to keep away from the unfold of the virus amid political gatherings and guarantee most public security.
Meanwhile, Nigeria has recorded 497 newly confirmed COVID-19 instances as new infections proceed to extend amid fears that the third wave of the pandemic has already hit the nation.
In its newest replace issued on Saturday night time, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) stated the whole variety of instances within the nation has risen to 173,908, with the brand new determine indicating a slight lower from the 590 reported on Friday as the most important every day determine since March.
The 497 new instances had been recorded in 17 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), with Lagos remaining the epicenter of the virus.
While the nation’s industrial capital recorded 211 instances, Akwa-Ibom State got here second with 80 new instances whereas Kwara recorded 73 instances.
In the South-West, Osun State is ranked 4th on the listing with 29 instances whereas Oyo and Rivers every raked in 17 instances. Cross River recorded 15, Anambra 9 and Ogun eight.