The Nationwide Major Well being Care Growth Company has mentioned Nigerians travelling to Britain will nonetheless be remoted for seven days as the UK Authorities is but to comprehensively assessment Nigeria’s vaccination certification programme.
In line with Punch, the Govt Director of NPHCDA, Dr Faisal Shuaib, disclosed this on Tuesday at a briefing on the progress of COVID-19 vaccination in Nigeria.
Shuaib mentioned the vaccines administered in Nigeria had been accepted by the UK Authorities.
He famous that the UK officers had been additionally concerned with the vaccination programme in Nigeria by way of the Overseas, Commonwealth Growth Workplace.
The Govt Director of NPHCDA mentioned the company was optimistic that by the point Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccination programme certification was assessed, it might be accepted by the UK authorities.
He mentioned, “Nigeria’s standing has not modified. Nigeria is just not among the many listed nations that want obligatory quarantine for 14 days in a supervised UK facility.
“The assertion launched by the UK Authorities is according to the assertion launched final week that Nigerians will proceed to isolate upon arrival to the UK. That is much like our requirement to have travellers from the UK isolate for seven days upon arrival in Nigeria.
“The Presidential Steering Committee is within the technique of reviewing these necessities. We’ve got been in contact with the UK Authorities. Similar to they acknowledged clearly of their communication, the present itemizing of nations with accepted vaccination certification has simply began within the UK.
“They’re reviewing the nation’s programmes in phases. In the event you undergo the checklist of fifty carefully, no African nation made the checklist. As soon as it will get to our flip, we’re extra doubtless than to not get accepted within the coming weeks. Just like the UK Authorities has clearly acknowledged, the method of evaluation would happen in phases.”
Shuaib additionally identified that in latest weeks, the company had intensified campaigns for the uptake of second dose utilizing a number of media methods, stakeholders, and group engagements.
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