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COVID-19: FG warns of fake vaccines in circulation as NCDC confirms new cases

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The Federal Authorities has once more warned Nigerians in opposition to patronising pretend COVID-19 vaccines stated to be in circulation within the nation.

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Minister of Well being, Dr Osagie Ehanire, gave the warning on Monday whereas talking on the weekly briefing of the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19.

The Minister additionally revealed that the Nationwide Company for Meals and Drug Administration and Management, NAFDAC, is presently working in direction of initiatives to check and authorize extra vaccines to be used in Nigeria.

He stated: “As a result of warnings by worldwide police organisations of the excessive charge of pretend COVID-19 vaccines stated to be in circulation, and stories of dangers of antagonistic occasions reported after vaccination, Nigeria is not going to settle for vaccines from personal and unverified sources.

“Along with scaling up vaccination, we scaled up surveillance at our factors of entry to scale back the chance of importation of coronavirus variants stated to be extra contagious and virulent”.

These variants are suspected to be behind the surging COVID-19 instances in Asia and the Americas.

In the meantime, the Nigeria Centre for Illness Management, NCDC, on Monday evening, confirmed 37 contemporary instances of COVID-19 in six states.

This brings the entire variety of recorded instances within the nation to 164,756, with 2,062 fatalities, whereas about 154,963 have been efficiently handled and discharged.

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